Sotomayor Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

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    Judge Sotomayor is sworn in with her brother Juan Luis, and her mother Celina, by her side.

    Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice Saturday with her mother by her side in a historic ceremony broadcast live across the nation.

    Sotomayor took the second of two oaths of office from Chief Justice John Roberts after a private swearing in earlier. She stood with her left hand on a Bible held by her mother, Celina, and the two warmly embraced after the brief ceremony.

    Sotomayor, who was confirmed by the Senate 68-31, is only the third woman and first Latina to sit on the high court in the court's 220-year history, the Associated Press reported.

    Sonia Sotomayor Takes the Oath

    [DC] Sonia Sotomayor Takes the Oath
    The first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in the U.S. gets sworn in.

    The 55-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y. will replace David Souter on the court.

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