The seat where Sonia Sotomoyor will field questions from U.S. Senators. What is not obvious is a stool under the table for her to rest her foot. She recently had an accident and still is sporting a cast.Sotomayor's mother sits in the front row right behind the place her daughter is to sit.Today is the opening of the Sonia Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Justice confirmation process which is taking place in Room 215 of the Hart Building here in Washington DC. And the crush of the press isn't even obvious in the photos above.
The process is expected to take about 2 weeks with about a week of testimony from supporters and those opposed to Sotomayor. The following week, most Senate Democrats expect to hold a vote. And unless something unexpected happens, all in the room seem to assume that Sotomayor will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. By the way, she would be the first hispanic to ever sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.