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Trump's List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Calminian, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    Why is it Catholics make such popular Supreme Court candidates?

    Current
    John Roberts - Roman Catholic
    Clarence Thomas - Roman Catholic
    Stephen Breyer - Judaism
    Samuel Alito - Roman Catholic
    Sonia Sotomayor - Roman Catholic
    Elena Kagan - Judaism
    Neil Gorsuch - Episcopalian (but raised Roman Catholic)
    Brett Kavanaugh - Roman Catholic

    Two priors -- Ginsburg was Jewish (I think) and Scalia was Catholic
     
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  2. Calminian

    Calminian Well-Known Member
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    They do seem to make good Judges.

    One possible explanation is that Catholicism is as much a cultural ethnic group as it is a religion, so comprises a much larger pool of candidates. Protestantism/evangelicalism is not big tent oriented (at least is shouldn't be). They're much easier to target.

    And it's a little concerning the Gorsuch is Episcopalian. I'd actually be more comfortable if he remained RC.
     
  3. Scott Downey

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    It may be that they were appointed by Republicans because Catholics are typically strongly against abortion. So appoint those who are biased the direction you want things to go.
     
  4. Yeshua1

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    Old School Catholic Judges are highly trained and have very good education in originalism!
     
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