Monday, April 12, 2010

"Obama's Diverse Shortlist"

Now that we are already inundated with tea-leaf readings and amateur punditry on "who will replace Justice Stevens," Orin Kerr provides some much-needed comic relief.
Elena Kagan would also bring notable educational diversity to the Court. Kagan would be the very first Justice ever to have attended Princeton and then Harvard Law. Obviously, that would be a major break after two consecutive nominees who had attended Princeton and then Yale Law (Justices Alito and Sotomayor). Whoever Obama picks, I think it’s clear that Obama faces a major choice and that his selection will be a historic occasion.
... Kevin Drum supplements Kerr's post with a visual aid.

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