Saturday, May 15, 2010

Yet Another Kagan Diversity Problem

The first diversity problem was that her confirmation would mean all of the Supreme Court Justices would have attended either Harvard or Yale. The second was that if confirmed all three females on the court will both be from NYC and be former summer associates at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Now someone is pointing out that her confirmation would eliminate Protestants from the court entirely. Instead there would be only Catholics (6) and Jews (3). Kagan would be the third Jewish Supreme Court member.

As I continue to say, I believe the most qualified should get the job. If that means 100% are [insert your own characteristic] then so be it. I find it a foolish notion that someone less qualified should get a job to satisfy the bean counters. It is just a continuing interest of mine to probe what those bean counters find important and the only connection I see thus far is if the been counting serves their interest. (via)

"A lot of people have noted that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace Justice Stevens, the Supreme Court will have no Protestants for the first time. Instead, there will be six Catholics and three Jews."

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