The first Hispanic on the Supreme Court narrative is only true if you discount Benjamin Cardoza who was of Portuguese descent.
Congratulations (soon to be) Associate Justice Sotomayor!
BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Votes, 13-6, For Sotomayor
Along largely partisan lines, the Senate Judiciary Cmte backed SCOTUS appointee Sonia Sotomayor, Pres. Obama's first high court pick, this morning by a 13-6 vote.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the only Republican to support Sotomayor. The Senate cmte's Dems voted unanimously for the Bronx native.
The full Senate will vote next, but with the Dems' 60-vote majority, Sotomayor's confirmation is all but a done deal. She will be the first individual of Hispanic heritage to sit on the SCOTUS.