Supreme Court

Sotomayor on the Nomination Process

After a summer of controversy surrounding her appointment to the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor is opening up on the days surrounding the nomination process behind the scenes. In an interview with C-Span, Sotomayor explains the heads-up she received from the White House and subsequent day spent waiting by the phone for an official notification. After she finally got the call from President Obama, the judge rushed to write her acceptance speech as a friend drove her to Washington, D.C. from New York, getting lost in Virginia along the way. Sotomayor also says the president had her promise to remain herself and stay connected to her community. Her response? "I said to him that those were two easy promises to make, because those two things I could not change."