In today’s USA Today Faith and Reason column, Cathy Lynn Grossman discusses President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. If Kagan’s nomination is accepted, Grossman points out, there will be six Catholic justices, three Jewish justices (Kagan is Jewish) and no protestant Christian justices on the Court. This, of course, has the potential to be controversial in a country that is populated by a majority of people who claim to be protestant Christians. 

Grossman poses some interesting questions at the end of her article that I would love to discuss here…

Does it matter to you if a Supreme Court justice was reared in a Biblical tradition?

Do you think Kagan will face veiled — or open — objections because she’s Jewish or will it be irrelevant? 

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