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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Program ID:
288337-1
Category:
White House Event
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Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2009

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  • Aug 12, 2009 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2009 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2009 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 13, 2009 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 13, 2009 | 6:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 16, 2009 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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