Sotomayor Takes Her Seat

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Chief Justice John Roberts stand at the steps of the Supreme Court after her Investiture Ceremony in Washington on September 8, 2009. Justice Sotomayor is the U.S. Supreme Court’s first Latina judge.

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Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor following the investiture ceremony.

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Justice Sotomayor stood with Chief Justice John Roberts before walking down the steps of the Supreme Court. The Justice was then greeted by her stepfather Omar Lopez, her mother Celina Sotomayor, sister-in-law Tracey Sotomayor and brother Dr. Juan Sotomayor outside the Supreme Court building.

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Justice Sotomayor (R) hugs her mother Celina and stepfather Omar Lopez.

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Justice Sotomayor stands with members of her family on the steps of the Supreme Court after her Investiture Ceremony in Washington on September 8, 2009.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor walks with her mother and step-father past the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in front of the Supreme Court building.

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Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Justices prior to the investiture ceremony for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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President Barack Obama with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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