Sotomayor sworn in as Supreme Court justice Matt Glenn at 12:19 PM ET
[JURIST] Sonia Sotomayor [WH Profile; JURIST news archive] was sworn in as the 111th justice in the history of the US Supreme Court [official website] Saturday. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath, in which Sotomayor swore to "administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich" and to "faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon [her] as associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States."
In joining the court, Sotomayor becomes its first Hispanic member and third female member. Sotomayor will hear her first case on September 9 when the court hears arguments in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission [Cornell LLI backgrounder; JURIST report], a case dealing with campaign financing and free speech.
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