The first Hispanic Justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court was: A. John A ArguellesB. Carlos R. MorenoC. Antonin ScaliaD. Samuel AlitoE. Sonia Sotomayor  

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Sonia Sotomayor was the first Hispanic justice appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.  E is the right answer.

Justice Sotomayor was born to parents who were of Puerto Rican descent.  Both of her parents were born in Puerto Rico, but the Justice Sotomayor was born in New York City.  By the way we define Hispanic ethnicity, this makes Justice Sotomayor Hispanic.  She was appointed and confirmed in 2009, making her the first Hispanic appointed to the Court.

The other options are all incorrect.  Options A and B are men who have never served on the Supreme Court.  Options C and D are both justices on the Supreme Court, but they are not Hispanic.  Instead, they are both of Italian descent. 

Option E is the correct answer.