[Washington, D.C., May 26, 2009. Image via The Official White House Photostream]

Celina Sotomayor, the mother of Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, cries during the announcement by President Barack Obama that her daughter is the nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, in the East Room of the White House, May 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)