11/06/2012 03:39 pm ET Updated Jan 14, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor Cuts In D.C. Voting Line At U Street Polling Place


WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was able to escape some of the logistical hassles of a District of Columbia voting station on Tuesday morning by skipping the line.

As DCist reports:

Various tipsters reported seeing Justice Sonia Sotomayor being escorted into Precinct 22 at Garnet-Patterson School at 10th and U Streets NW this morning, while the masses were left to stand in line. One line-stander even managed to snap a picture of Sotomayor entering the polling place. (An email to the Supreme Court's press office hasn't yet been returned.)

Supreme Court justices heard arguments in two cases on Tuesday.

Sotomayor has been a registered voter in the nation's capital since 2010, but she's not affiliated with any party, according to DCist.