Justices in their own words

Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama. She began serving as an Associate Justice in 2009. She was preceded by Justice David Souter. In her first television interview since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor talks about her first impressions of the job, the acclimation process at the Court, her first oral argument experience, and how she intends to be in certain phases of her job. She also discusses the call she received from President Obama asking her to be his nominee to the court and the confirmation hearings that followed. Justice Sotomayor sat down with C-SPAN in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court building.

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