Sotomayor sits with Reid in his office in the US Capitol in Washington

 
Sotomayor sits with Reid in his office in the US Capitol in Washington
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor is pictured in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office in the US Capitol in Washington June 2, 2009. As the first Hispanic nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has been praised as a trailblazer in her field but race-based hiring practices will likely loom large at her confirmation hearings. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEADSHOT)