[Washington, D.C., August 12. Image via Getty]

US President Barack Obama and Justice Sonia Sotomayor laugh during a reception in her honor at the White House on August 12, 2009. Sotomayor was sworn on August 8 in a public ceremony as a US Supreme Court justice, becoming the first Hispanic justice on the nation's highest bench. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)