Presidential Reception for Justice Sonia Sotomayor
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception honoring Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She was sworn-in on August 8, 2009,… read more
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception honoring Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She was sworn-in on August 8, 2009, at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate voted to confirm her by a vote of 68 to 31.
In his remarks President Obama spoke of Justice Sotomayor’s background and said the moment was a celebration of “the greatness of a country in which such a story is possible” and was “another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.”
Justice Sotomayor in her remarks acknowledged the support of her family and friends and proclaimed, “It is this nation’s faith in a more perfect union that allows a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx to stand here now.”
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