Diego M. Radzinschi, photography editor for The National Law Journal, was at today's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. He'll be there all week as the hearing continues, and here's a sample of his work so far.
The scene, Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) talks to reporters:
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the committee's ranking Republican, speaks as Leahy and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) look on.
Sotomayor gestures toward members of her family:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at his first Judiciary hearing:
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a former state Supreme Court justice:
An anti-abortion protester is escorted from the hearing room after shouting to the committee:
And the nominee, ready for her close-up: