She was the first Hispanic justice to conquer the Supreme Court. President Obama selected her to replace Associate Justice David Souter
.The daughter of the Bronx recalled getting a tour of the White House
after she was named an appeals court judge 11 years ago.
"It was an overwhelming experience for a kid from the South Bronx
. Yet never in my wildest childhood imaginings did I ever envision that moment, let alone ... this moment," she said.