Nearly 800 people have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the big event, which is expected to be watched by more than a million people in Times Square and over a billion worldwide.
President Barack Obama took a public oath of office on Monday after he was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday. The Constitution requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.
President Obama will repeat the swearing-in ritual again Monday on the west front of the Capitol before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
In her first network interview, airing on Sunday night’s “60 Minutes,” Sotomayor talked about the opportunities she’s had because she is considered a minority.
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Sonia Sotomayor traded benches for a day, joining the New York Yankees’ Bleacher Creatures.