Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

As he announced her nomination, President Obama praised her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely. If confirmed, Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

Our Darling Daughter

Sonia with her mother and father.

Pomp and Circumstance

Sonia in a cap and gown for her eighth grade graduation.

Sotomayor, Back in the Day

This 1976 photograph provided by Princeton University shows senior Sonia Sotomayor in the Nassau Herald Yearbook.

New York Justice

In this Nov. 6, 1998 photo, Peter White helps newly inducted Judge Sonia Sotomayor put on her robe shortly after she took the oath of office as a Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals at the U.S. Courthouse in New York.

Office With a View

In this Oct. 14, 1998 photo, federal judge Sonia Sotomayor poses by her office window in New York overlooking the old Federal Courthouse on Foley Square.

Sonia Says Congrats, Grads!

In this 2001 photo released by the Brooklyn Law School in New York, Judge Sonia Sotomayor delivers the commencement address to the Brooklyn Law School Class of 2001.

Mama Sotomayor

Celina Sotomayor, mother of Supreme Court nominee.

On to the Highest Court

"I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses and government." —Sonia Sotomayor