Monday, July 13, 2009

Justice And Mainstreams

I expect that we will be hearing from Republican US Senators that Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotormayor should not be confirmed because she is out of the mainstream.

In some regards, she is certainly outside of the mainstream, since in the country's entire history, there have been exactly two female Supreme Court Justices - - Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg - - and none with Spanish-surnames.

Set aside the two African-American justices - - Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas - - and all the remaining justices have been white males.

So she's definitely outside the mainstream - - and it's about time.

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