Historic moment

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor (center) speaks as President Barack Obama (right) and Vice President Joe Biden listen after announcing her as his Supreme Court nominee in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. If confirmed, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice in the nation's history, replacing Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Getty Images photo by Alex Wong
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