Friday, August 7, 2009


On Saturday morning, Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be sworn in at the Supreme Court. She will be the 111th justice, the third woman, and the first Hispanic to serve on the nation's highest court.

Cheif Justice Roberts is scheduled to administer two oaths to Sotomayor. One will take place before a small gathering of family and friends; the second oath - the judicial oath - will be televised. This will be another first: the first time that Americans will be able to watch live the ascension of a member to the Supreme Court.

The most inspiring thing about Sonya Sotomayor is how she embraces who she is: a woman of hispanic dissent who loves her family ... most importantly, her mother.

Girls everywhere can look to Sotomayor and learn that taking pride in who they are and where they come from is one of life's greatest rewards.

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