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Supreme Court Protestant Seat

The Protestant Seat on the Supreme Court

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Geoffrey R. Stone

Should President Obama nominate a Protestant to succeed Justice Stevens? If not, this will be the first time in American history without a Protestant on the Court.

Elena Kagan's Ascent Would Create Protestant-Free SCOTUS Where Gender Trumps Faith

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Why is it that gender experience is relevant, but religious experience is not? Why is it that a court with which more Americans can identify in terms of gender is important, but one with which they can identify in terms of faith is not?

Supreme Court Will Have No Protestants. Does It Matter?

Religion News Service | By ADELLE M. BANKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As Solicitor General Elena Kagan prepares for confirmation hearings to make her the newest ...

Elena Kagan and a Lament for American Protestantism

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Elena Kagan will be a fine and fair justice. President Obama has made a thoughtful, considered choice. But, on this day, I am a little sad. Missing from the bench will be someone who empathizes with the Protestant worldview in a visceral way.