[Washington, D.C., July 14. Image via Getty]

WASHINGTON - JULY 14: Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor answers questions from ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) during the second day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill July 14, 2009 in Washington, DC. Sotomayor faces a full day of questioning from Senators on the committee today. Sotomayor, an appeals court judge and U.S. President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, will become the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court if confirmed. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)