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Third Jew Will Create Protestant-Free SCOTUS Where Gender Trumps Faith

Date: 05/11/2010

If confirmed, Elena Kagan will usher in a new era in the history of the United States Supreme Court, both in terms if inclusion and exclusion. It will be the first time in history that three women have served on the court, and the first time ever that the court will be protestant-free. If confirmed, Kagen will be the third Jew to join six Catholic Justices. Generally speaking, the religious b ...

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No Protestants on the Supreme Court? Wow.

Date: 05/10/2010

I hadn't realized, till I read Diana Butler Bass's lament , that if Elena Kagan, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, is confirmed by the Senate, there will be no Protestants on the High Court. Kagan is Jewish, as is Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The other five justices are Roman Catholics. Can you imagine going back in time and telling the Founders that the day would come whe ...

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Elena Kagan: Nomination

Date: 05/10/2010

There are two sides of this nomination, but one point about the probably result seems important to many:  " If the Senate confirms Ms. Kagan, who is Jewish, the Supreme Court for the first time will have no Protestant members. In that case, the court would be composed of six justices who are Catholic and three who are Jewish. It also would mean that every member of the court had stud ...

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Supreme Court Will Have No Protestants. Does It Matter?

Date: 05/10/2010

(RNS) As Solicitor General Elena Kagan prepares for confirmation hearings to make her the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, her nomination changes the religious makeup of the nation's highest court. But does it matter that the bench would include six Catholics and, with her confirmation, three Jews and no Protestants? Observers say it's a historic turning point for a court once comprised ...

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