Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP, reviews the idea of "deliberative democracy." Building on the book, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Demographics of the Supreme Court
If Elena Kagan wins confirmation, the Supreme Court will consist of six Catholics (Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor) and three Jews (Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan). For the first time in its entire history, it will not have a single Protestant.
An as NPR reports, her confirmation would also mean a court consisting entirely of people who got their law degrees at Harvard or Yale.