ROOKIE

Sotomayor’s First Day

Sonia Sotomayor asked 36 questions in her first hour as a Supreme Court justice—more than her colleagues, the Los Angeles Times reports. While both rookie and veteran justices have sat in silence for days—or even years (Clarence Thomas has not asked a question in three years)—Sotomayor set a precedent for herself by going head to head with another fast-talking justice from New York: Antonin Scalia. The icing on the cake? Although both justices are die-hard Yankees fan, Sotomayor was invited to throw the opening pitch in a recent Yankees game. Scalia has never been asked.