The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic and third woman on the nation's highest court. Sotomayor will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Saturday at the Supreme Court. Administering the oath at the Court itself bucks the recent trend of justices being sworn in at the White House. In changing the custom, President Barack Obama is heeding concerns expressed by some justices that a White House ceremony sends the inappropriate message that justices are beholden to their appointing president.
Sotomayor to be sworn in at Supreme Court
The National Law Journal
August 10, 2009
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