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U.S. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a> announces United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0000016163" title="Sonia Sotomayor" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/justice-system/sonia-sotomayor-PEPLT0000016163.topic">Judge Sonia Sotomayor</a> (right) of New York as his Supreme Court nominee as Vice President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007548" title="Joe Biden" href="/topic/politics/government/joe-biden-PEPLT007548.topic">Joe Biden</a> watches 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> May 26, 2009 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, DC</a>. If confirmed, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice in the nation’s history, replacing Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
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( Getty Images photo by Win McNamee / May 26, 2009 )

U.S. President Barack Obama announces United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor (right) of New York as his Supreme Court nominee as Vice President Joe Biden watches in the East Room of the White House May 26, 2009 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice in the nation’s history, replacing Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

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