Majority of Americans Can’t Name a Supreme Court Justice

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Sixty-five percent, to be exact. No, this isn't surprising, in light of a million other surveys indicating that Americans don't take much interest in civics, geography, or history. Plus, as Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf points out, Supreme Court justices don't really make the news after the "fifteen minutes" of their confirmation hearings. Except that Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed less than ten months ago, and still, only 15 percent of Americans were able to name her. Does "Wise Latina" ring any bells? Empathy? First Hispanic on the Supreme Court, ever? Come on, America! [PRNewswire via Wonkette]