On May 26, 2009 President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court. The White House blog has a video of President Obama announcing the nominee and a transcript of the event.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings from July 13 to July 16. On August 6, the Senate confirmed Judge Sotomayor. She was sworn in on August 8th.
Selected opinions from Judge Sotomayor, as compiled by the New York Times
Materials related to Ricci v. DeStefano (New Haven firefighters case)
Analysis of Judge Sotomayor's opinions by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Analysis of Judge Sotomayor's opinions by the SCOTUSBLOG: