Restoring “diversity” to the Supreme Court

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July 4, 2016
Heartland Institute
by Rob Natelson  
Posted in Commentary

"Liberals talk a great deal about 'diversity' these days, so it is ironic that so many have lined up in favor of President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. On important measures, Garland would render the Court less diverse than it is now. One measure of diversity among justices is where they received their legal education. The Supreme Court hears cases nationwide. Because an attorney's law school training affects his or her outlook as a lawyer and as a judge, it makes sense for the justices to come from a range of different law schools, but they do not. When Justice Antonin Scalia was alive, eight of the nine justices had attended only two of the nation's more than 200 law schools." (07/03/16)  

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