September 8, 2009

We Need More Protestants on the Court

With Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court, that brings the court's religious demography to six Catholics, two Jews and one lone Protestant. 1) John Roberts (C) 2) John Paul Stevens (P) 3) Antonin Scalia (C) 4) Anthony Kennedy (C) 5) Clarence Thomas (C) 6) Ruth Bader Ginsburg (J) 7) Steven Breyer (J) 8) Samuel Alito (C) 9) Sonia Sotomayor (C) As a white male Protestant, I'm pretty sick of being underrepresented in this country... But, more importantly, why are Catholics such a safe choice in terms of nominations?