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?
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.