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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:24 AM
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Sotomayor to Be Sworn In as Justice Saturday.
Source: AP/NYT

Sonia Sotomayor, her family and friends are gathering at the Supreme Court for her swearing-in as the court's first Hispanic, third woman and 111th justice.

Chief Justice John Roberts is to preside Saturday at two ceremonies that will officially make Sotomayor a high court justice. . .

Before she can begin her new job, though, she has to take two oaths.

In a private ceremony in the justices' conference room, Roberts will administer an oath that the Constitution requires of all federal officials, to ''support and defend'' the Constitution. Then, in a public ceremony that is expected to be aired live on some cable networks, he will give Sotomayor a second oath in which she pledges to ''administer justice'' fairly and impartially, as prescribed by a 220-year-old federal law.





Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/08/08/us/politics/...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:29 AM
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1. Congrats to the new Justice! WTG in getting a cool & important gig, SCJ Sotomayor! eom
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:22 AM
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2. Wonder if Roberts will get the oath right this time n/t
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:55 AM
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3. I think he screwed up Obama's oath intentionally.
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