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Sotomayor Gets Warm Reception

Speaking for the first time since being sworn into the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor expressed wonder at the long journey that brought her to a warm reception at the White House. "It is this nation's faith in a more perfect union that allows a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx to stand here now," she said. The New York Times reports that the audience greeted Sotomayor with "hoots, whistles and a standing ovation." President Obama introduced Sotomayor, and said that her confirmation was "proof that in America the doors of opportunity must be open to all." After his remarks, Obama was overheard saying to her, "You're going to be great. Best of luck."