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Sotomayor to Be Sworn in As Justice Saturday
newsmax.com ^ | August 8, 2009 | staff

Posted on 08/08/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT by kellynla

WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor, her family and friends are gathering at the Supreme Court for her swearing-in as the court's first Hispanic, third woman and 111th justice.

Chief Justice John Roberts is to preside Saturday at two ceremonies that will officially make Sotomayor a high court justice.

Sotomayor, 55, has been a federal judge for 17 years. President Barack Obama nominated her in May to take the place of Justice David Souter, who has retired. The Senate confirmed Sotomayor's nomination Thursday by a 68-31 vote.

Before she can begin her new job, though, she has to take two oaths.

In a private ceremony in the justices' conference room, Roberts will administer an oath that the Constitution requires of all federal officials, to "support and defend" the Constitution. Then, in a public ceremony that is expected to be aired live on some cable networks, he will give Sotomayor a second oath in which she pledges to "administer justice" fairly and impartially, as prescribed by a 220-year-old federal law.

After that, the newest justice can get to work, although the court won't hear arguments until Sept. 9, in a key campaign finance case.

The entire court will convene a day earlier, however, for a formal ceremony to welcome Sotomayor. Many presidents have been on hand to see their nominees take their seat on the Supreme Court bench for the first time. President George W. Bush attended Roberts' ceremony in October 2005.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: laraza; racist; sotomayor; supremecourt
La Raza will be celebrating today!
1 posted on 08/08/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT by kellynla
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“Supreme Court for her swearing-in as the court’s first Hispanic?”

Sonia Sotomayor NOT the first Hispanic for US Supreme Court
http://alfassa.com/sotomayer.html


2 posted on 08/08/2009 7:42:39 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
Before she can begin her new job, though, she has to take two oaths.

So, she'll be starting her new career on a foundation of lies.

Typical liberal person...
3 posted on 08/08/2009 7:44:23 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kellynla

Oh, gosh...

I have a prior commitment...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ponder ponder...

Do I go to the swearing in of a racist socialist to the Supreme Court or to the party for my conservative Christian friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary...

Oh, to be twins at a time like this...


4 posted on 08/08/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: kellynla

Looks like 0bama may have his ‘Judge Freisler’ in place.


6 posted on 08/08/2009 7:50:20 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: kellynla
Oh, joy!

Another dog shoved onto the soopreme kort with the help of eight phony Republicrats.

7 posted on 08/08/2009 7:51:46 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Caltholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: kellynla
She definitely looks better with makeup...or not.....
8 posted on 08/08/2009 7:53:37 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: kellynla

It’s over. God Save the Republic.


12 posted on 08/08/2009 8:03:34 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
Two different people. Sotomayor is further LEFT and Manuel Noriega was a better looking woman.

13 posted on 08/08/2009 8:09:25 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx; jimrob
Interesting. Mark Levin currently and legally uses the word genitalia as a basis for qualifications on the radio and has done so several times.

14 posted on 08/08/2009 8:11:56 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: kellynla

Flags at half mast today


15 posted on 08/08/2009 8:12:31 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Man! She looks JUST LIKE HIM!!!!


16 posted on 08/08/2009 8:15:08 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: kellynla

SILENCE FOOLS! All bow and show your devotion to The Wise Latina.


17 posted on 08/08/2009 8:23:01 AM PDT by LiberConservative (Earning a spot on 0bama's enemies list since 2008)
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To: kellynla

Hillary will be celebrating right along with La Raza.


18 posted on 08/08/2009 8:24:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rockrr

I wonder sometimes why we bother with a swearing in ceremony any more. There was a day when taking an oath meant something but now it is just a ceremony. As I have said before our political campaigns are largely contests to see who can promise to violate the constitution in the most imaginative ways and then the winner swears to preserve, protect and defend the constitution with ABSOLUTELY no intention of doing so.

Sonia Sotamayor CERTAINLY has no intention of doing anything BUT violate the constitution. With her brand of preserve, protect and defend we may as well burn the document and be honest about it.


19 posted on 08/08/2009 12:47:22 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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