This morning, federal judge—and Bronx native with inspiring life story—Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the nation's highest court. For the Judicial Oath, Sotomayor was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, while her mother Celina Sotomayor held a bible and her brother Dr. Juan Louis Sotomayor looked on. The Judicial oath has justices promise to "administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich."
The Washington Post reports, "The chief justice, who had slightly flubbed the wording of the oath of office when he swore in President Obama in January, held a piece of paper containing the oath for Sotomayor. Occasionally Roberts looked down as he recited the words." After a successful swearing-in, Roberts said, "Congratulations and welcome to the court."
Before the Judicial oath, Sotomayor was sworn in with the Constitutional Oath in a private ceremony at the justices' conference room. And the NY Times says there are still more events, "President Obama, who did not attend Saturday’s events, will be at a White House ceremony on Wednesday in Justice Sotomayor’s honor. And on Sept. 8, the Supreme Court will hold a special invitation-only investiture ceremony — a special sitting at which she will take her seat on the dais for the first time, probably followed by an appearance alongside Chief Justice Roberts for a traditional picture on the front steps of the court."