Sunday, August 09, 2009

Juridics USA: Supreme Court: Judge Sonia Sotomayor joins the America's top judiciary as full-fledged Justice

Congratulations to the new Justice of the Supreme Court USA!

New York Times journalist Charlie Savage reports on yesterday's event around Justice Sonia Sotomayor's swearing-in ceremony, officiated by Chief Justice John Roberts (NYT, Aug 8,2k9).

Sonia Sotomayor took the judicial oath on Saturday, becoming the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

At just past 11 a.m., Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered a pair of oaths to her in two private ceremonies at the Supreme Court building, completing her ascent to a life-tenured position as the nation’s 111th justice — the first to be nominated by a Democratic president since 1994.
The new Justice underwent close scrutiny, as appropriate to a life-time appointee. I think and hope she will prove to be an excellent member, bringing some of that "wise Latina" wisdom to her new level of juridical practice. May God bless her in her important new work.

-- Lawt

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