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Sonia Sotomayor, who rose from humble roots in a Bronx, New York, housing project to a high-powered legal career, was sworn in Saturday as the 111th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Confirmation 101
A Supreme Court vacancy triggers a rare process marked by requirements, politics and public theater
Notable statements
From the Bronx to the bench: Lean more about Sotomayor
Current Supreme Court justices
Who would Sotomayor sit with on the bench if she's confirmed?
Who is Sonia Sotomayor?
Sotomayor knew she wanted to go into law from an early age
'It had a lift to it'
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Background
Sotomayor's key rulings
Judge Sotomayor has issued rulings in several key areas, including abortion, the environment -- even baseball
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Life in pictures
Follow Sonia Sotomayor's journey from childhood to Ivy League schools to U.S. Supreme Court nominee
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