Might President Obama nominate a white man and another Jew to the Supreme Court? Somehow, I don’t really think so.
Indeed, it is a little puzzling to me that no contributor to the NRO symposium considered the possibility that the nominee will be black — since surely the administration believes there is no “black” justice sitting on the Supreme Court today. The president’s buddy, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, is probably too old (57), but there are many other candidates.
Just for starters, how about A.G. Eric Holder or Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick? Republicans would cower.