Maybe it's because I feel like i've been living the real "American Dream," even though I haven't quite made it to the successful half, but Judge Sotomayor's speech about her humble beginnings certainly made me shed a tear. Let's hope the rest goes as smoothly. Check out the play by play of the day's events in the New York Times.
In related news, the Times recently published an interview with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg about her life on the Supreme Court. I'm reading it right now and I can already tell it's going to be something else.
Ah, It's always an interesting time to be a feminist (in the government.)