I have breaking news on the next Supreme Court nomination. Very few people seem to have access to the information, so I think it is indeed breaking news. Are you ready? George W. Bush will not be appointing the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
How do I know this? Well, it's not for the reasons you might expect. After all, I do not know if Bush will nominate Alberto Gonzales,
Samuel Alito, Emilio Garza, Consuelo Callhan, or Miguel Estrada. He may well nominate one of them, as far as the information I possess has allowed me to foresee. But nominating one of those Hispanic people will not make him the first president to nominate a Hispanic justice, contrary to the claims of almost every media outlet that talks about the possibility of a Hispanic justice. That honor belongs to Herbert Hoover, who appointed Benjamin Cardozo to the Supreme Court in 1932. Cardozo served until 1938. Bush may in fact nominate the second Hispanic to the Supreme Court, but it's simply false that no justice on the court so far has been Hispanic. It's amazing that people are still reporting it, but no one seems to be calling them on this.
Update: Samuel Alito is not Hispanic. I accidentally included him instead of Emilio Garza because his last name sounds Latinate. There's a reason it sounds Latinate. It's Italian. He's a first-generation Italian American. His father was born in Italy. He's not Jewish, either, as far as I've heard (for those of you finding this post by searching for that, which seems to be an amazingly high number).