President Obama Announces Sonia Sotomayor As His Supreme Court Nominee
In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama (L) meets with Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, and Vice President Joseph Biden, prior to an announcement in the East Room of the White House May 26, 2009 in Washington, DC. If approved by the U.S. Senate, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic and the thrid woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor currently sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) * Local Caption * Joseph Biden;Sonia Sotomayor;Barack Obama
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