Whatever happens with the confirmation of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, one thing is clear: she will not be the first hispanic or Latino to serve on the Supreme Court. This is a historical — and not a predictive – statement.
The reason Judge Sotomayor will not be the first hispanic on the Court is that the first justice of hispanic origin was already nominated — by a Republican President — and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court more than 70 years ago. This would be Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, who also has the distinction of being the second Jewish justice on the Court.
I’m sure these facts won’t get in the way of the Obama faithful trumpeting about how “The One” has made history again.
It is funny how hung up on skin color and ethnicity liberals are though. I thought it was the content of one’s character and not the color of one’s skin that mattered?