WASHINGTON (AP) -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
If approved, she will join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman on the current court, the third in history. She would succeed retiring Justice David Souter.
There has never been a Supreme Court Justice from Florida. Fourteen Justices, including the current Chief, have been named John. Nine former Justices called Massachusetts home.
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