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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    06 Apr '10 23:34 / 1 edit
    Catholics and Jews are far overrepresented on the Supreme Court compared to the number of Catholics and Jews in the USA. What significance does this have, if any? This thought was inspired by O'Connor's comment that perhaps there should be more Protestant presence on the Court.

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_sc.html
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_on_re_us/us_sandra_day_o_connor
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    07 Apr '10 00:03
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Catholics and Jews are far overrepresented on the Supreme Court compared to the number of Catholics and Jews in the USA. What significance does this have, if any? This thought was inspired by O'Connor's comment that perhaps there should be more Protestant presence on the Court.

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_sc.html
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_on_re_us/us_sandra_day_o_connor
    What about agnostics and atheists? I'd say they were underrepresented by far.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    07 Apr '10 00:12
    Originally posted by rwingett
    What about agnostics and atheists? I'd say they were underrepresented by far.
    True, but they don't constitute a voting majority.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    07 Apr '10 00:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    True, but they don't constitute a voting majority.
    Neither do Jews and Catholics.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    07 Apr '10 00:17
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Neither do Jews and Catholics.
    Protestants do, however. Thus they can realistically do something about it.

    I'd love to see atheists up there, you should know that by now. We're just a persecuted minority without enough political clout to make it happen.

    Woe is us
  6. 07 Apr '10 02:00
    Originally posted by rwingett
    What about agnostics and atheists? I'd say they were underrepresented by far.
    Maybe then they would overturn Roe vs. Wade.