Re: [political-graveyard] John Paul Stevens, Last Protestant on Supreme Court?
- Belated thanks for this interesting observation!
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Scott Bill Hirst
> When one looks at the religious demographics on the United States Supreme Court, I assume the new pick Sonia Sotomayor is Catholic, succeeding David H. Souter, who I recall is an Episcopalian,(?), joining other Catholics Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy,Antonin Scalia, and two Jews Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leaving John Paul Stevens, the only Protestant.
> No Mormon yet has been a United States Supreme Court Justice.
> No person can be defined solely by religious affiliation, nor "vote" or "make decisions" necessarily because of that affiliation. Decades ago, only one Catholic or one Jew was on the United States Supreme Court usually, on a court dominated by Protestants, now it appears, there will be only one!
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