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No Protestants on the Court?



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This article from Monday’s Washington Post poses the interesting question, “Does President Obama’s next Supreme Court nominee need to be a Protestant?” 

According to the article, although “51 percent of Americans identify[] with one of the Protestant religions,” “the Supreme Court would for the first time in its history be without” a Protestant justice if Justice Stevens retires this year and isn’t replaced by a Protestant.

As I’ve previously said, I don’t care much for the diversity game, but it’s interesting to see whose diversity doesn’t count for much.


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