Obamas Host Reception For Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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At a Wednesday morning reception in the East Room of the White House, President Obama honored Justice Sonia Sotomayor, his first appointee to the Supreme Court and the now the first Hispanic member of the Court. “No words can adequately express what I am feeling,” Sotomayor told the crowd, which included friends, family, members of Congress, and a few of her new colleagues on the Court.

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President Obama called Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Court “another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.”

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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and First Lady Michelle Obama enter the reception.

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Sen. Leahy and Michelle Obama in the audience.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Wednesday’s reception.

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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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