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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:04 PM
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Sotomayor Takes Oath from Chief Justice Roberts
Source: Associated Press

Sotomayor takes oath from Chief Justice Roberts

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 5 mins ago

WASHINGTON Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's newest justice Saturday, pledging during a brief ceremony at the high court to defend the Constitution and administer impartial justice.

Sotomayor, 55, is the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court's 220-year history.

She took the second of two oaths of office from Chief Justice John Roberts in an ornate conference room, beneath a portrait of the legendary Chief Justice John Marshall. Her left hand resting on a Bible that was held by her mother, Celina, Sotomayor pledged to "do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Minutes earlier, she swore a first oath in a private ceremony in the room where the justices hold their private conferences.

Sotomayor wore a cream-colored suit and her right ankle, fractured in a fall a couple of weeks after her nomination to the court, was unbandaged. Her 60 or so guests included Justice Anthony Kennedy, White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the Obama administration team that helped prepare her for her Senate confirmation hearings, family and friends.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090808/ap_on_go_su_co/us_s...
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:16 PM
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1. Did he fuck it up again? n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:31 PM
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2. seems he got it right.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:37 PM
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3. Yay....
...doubtless the freepers were hoping otherwise.

"She's not really a Justice!!!!" craziness.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:19 PM
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6. Jesus. That was MY first thought, too.
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:53 PM
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4. ... as freeper heads everywhere explode (nt)
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:10 PM
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5. I am very emotional today. I had tears of joy and pride in my eyes seeing
our beloved Sonia Sotomayor becoming the first Hispanic Associate Justice in the SCOTUS. An unforgettable day! Thank you President Obama for making this day possible... :toast:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:30 PM
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7. A good day!
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