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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a> (left) walks out to announce federal <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0000016163" title="Sonia Sotomayor" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/justice-system/sonia-sotomayor-PEPLT0000016163.topic">Judge Sonia Sotomayor</a> is his choice to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court during an announcement in the East Room of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. If approved by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the U.S. Senate</a>, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic and the third 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.
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( Getty Images photo by Chip Somodevilla / May 26, 2009 )

President Barack Obama (left) walks out to announce federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor is his choice to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court during an announcement in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. If approved by the U.S. Senate, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic and the third 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.

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