Supreme Court Photo Gallery and related media
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009, Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice and its third female justice.
Related Photo Galleries (1)
Supreme Court(10 Photos)
The country's highest judicial body, the Supreme Court of the United States was established in 1789 and consists of nine justices.
Related Speeches & Audio (1)
Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme CourtAudio Clip (0:56)
Audio Clip (0:56)
On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announces his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. When Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, she became the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
Most Popular Videos on History.com
Keep up with the latest History shows, online features, special offers and more.Sign up