Judge Napolitano pointed out on the Fox News show, “Fox & Friends” today that Sonia Sotomayor would NOT be the first Hispanic to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He mentioned that President Roosevelt (an error on his part, it actually was President Herbert Hoover) had appointed the first HIspanic, a Jewish man named Benjamin N. Cardozo. We explain it all here.
So, Fox News disagrees with itself over the issue!!!Later in the day, the Fox News website featured a story by Major Garrett and Shannon Brearn that said: “Sotomayor,who would be the court’s first Hispanic member and third woman — and who has touted her race and gender as an asset — frequently has argued in favor of minority plaintiffs and points of view.”
Just keep this in mind…Cardozo’s ancestry was from Portugal. The term ‘Hispanic’ is derived from the ancient term for the peninsula that both Spain and PORTUGAL reside in: Hispania, which now is called the Iberian Peninsula. Any way you spin the story or the definition of Hispanic, Cardozo fits the bill and has the honor of being the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court.