Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Penetrating Observation

        From The American Thinker (ht: the Anchoress):
        Politicians and the public now seem to expect that the Court should contain a woman and a black among its nine Justices.  But diversity of legal background among the Justices has actually diminished at the same time as race and gender diversity expectations have risen.  Until Harriet Miers, every candidate for Justice in the past 30 years has been a sitting judge.  And bench experience alone is not enough for some observers.  Many critics also maintain only judges with law review articles on the resume will do . Have they considered most of these journals are edited by 23 to 24 years old students?  Bright ones, to be sure, but is there another profession where intellectual developments are guided by what neophytes deem of interest? [my emphasis]

        Well worth reading all of, as Rosslyn Smith argues that at least one member of the Supreme Court should be a non-lawyer.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED — AND WILL BE!

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