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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sotomayor Takes Her Seat

by Adam Liptak

Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat as an associate justice of the Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon after a formal investiture ceremony at the court attended by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Justice Sotomayor entered the courtroom shortly before 2 p.m. and was seated in front of the bench in a chair that had been used by Chief Justice John Marshall. After the other justices entered and took what were for several of them new spots (they sit in order of seniority), Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made a motion to have the clerk of the court read Justice Sotomayor’s presidential commission. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., without particular deliberation, granted the motion.

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.