Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Six (!) Catholics on the Court?
So, it sounds like President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter. Could it be that we will soon have a Supreme Court that is two-thirds Catholic (and 1/9th "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant")? Poor Chris Hitchens! And now for some bold punditry: I am going to go out on a limb an predict that we will not seen op-eds like this one if Justice Sotomayor's votes are consonant with the social-justice teachings of the Catholic Church.
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I'm pretty sure if Justice Sotomayor votes conservatively on abortion, you will. I don't think pro-choice activists are inclined to view a judge as off limits because she's a woman and appointed by a democrat.
Posted by: anon | May 26, 2009 9:41:37 AM