Encouraged by President-elect Barack Obama's talk of inclusiveness, and emboldened by the importance of the Hispanic vote to Obama's victory, Hispanic groups are cautiously hopeful that finally the time has come for a Supreme Court justice with a Latino background. Almost every list of possible Obama nominees to the high court includes Hispanic candidates. "What more unifying appointment could there be than a Hispanic justice?" asks Carlos Ortiz, former president of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Pressure Is on Obama to Name First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice
December 1, 2008