You're looking at the first pictures of President Obama and Judge Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee to replace retiring the Justice David Souter for the Supreme Court. The announcement was made minutes ago in the East Room of the White House. Obama describes Sotomayor as "an inspiring woman who I am confident will make a great justice."
What an impressive image and surely one for the history books. A highly qualified President—who happens to be a person of color—introduces a highly qualified jurist—who also happens to be a woman of color—as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Yep. I'm impressed.
The announcement was carried live on the broadcast and cable networks. AFTER THE JUMP, watch MSNC's coverage.