What Does Supreme Court Diversity Mean?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Of the 110 U.S. Supreme Court justices in history, only eleven have been Catholic. But if Judge Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed as the newest member on the bench, there will be six Catholic judges on the bench at once. That begs the question: What does diversity on the Supreme Court mean? Is it about race, religion, or gender? Or should it be about something bigger? The Takeaway talks to Nadine Strossen, the former President of the ACLU who is currently a professor at New York Law School. Also joining the conversation is John Allen, the senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.

Guests:

John Allen and Nadine Strossen

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Noel King

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