Sonia Sotomayor was chosen by President Barack Obama to be the first Hispanic Justice on the Supreme Court Tuesday. Read 10 things you should know about Sotomayor here; for more, check out Sotomayor's BigNews page.
In conjunction with her nomination the White House released this afternoon an interesting collection of personal photos from Sotomayor's life. The pictures span from her childhood to the present day, There are some particularly nice photos of Sotomayor and her mother Celina, whom she paid tribute to today by saying: "I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration. That person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor."
Photos courtesy of the White House.