Justice Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in on this Saturday, and today President Obama hosted a reception to celebrate her confirmation and her new role. His remarks are right on the money.
Justice Sotomayor’s rise from humble beginnings to the height of achievement is yet another symbol of that faith — faith that the American Dream still endures; faith that "equal justice under the law" is not just an inscription in marble, but an animating ideal of our democracy; faith that in this great nation, all things are still possible for all people.
This is a great day for America, and I know that all of us here are proud and honored to have been a part of it.
People For put out a statement last week when the Senate confirmed her nomination, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again: congratulations, Justice Sotomayor.