Why are so many Supreme Court Justices from New York?

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    Will the Supreme Court really reflect America? - The Week

    If Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, four of the nine justices will have grown up in New York — Kagan in Manhattan; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brooklyn; Sonia Sotomayor, the Bronx; and Antonin Scalia, Queens. The court would also be entirely Ivy League–educated, and consist of three Jews and six Catholics. Can such a court represent the rest of America?

    Now all we need is a Justice from Staten Island
     
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    And whats with the Ivy League schools?

    Shouldn't there be a Justice who graduated from the University of Idaho like "Real Americans" do?
     
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    Sandra Day O'Connor was from Texas. You have NO point, except the one on your head. The appointment of SCOTUS justices is political, period and every time left-goobs are in power they seem to somehow appoint a bunch of fuckwits to the Supreme Court.

    Republican justices retire, Leftwingnut justices hold on until they die in the freakin' chair.

    When you get some sort of argument, come on back.:cuckoo:
     
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    Doesn't that apply to all Justices?

    Rightwing fuckwits are around till they die also
     
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    i don't know. I think RW has a point here. I think we should see actual diversity on the Supreme Court. Their gender and race have absolutely no bearing on their qualifications and yet it seems like that's the only one anyone ever cares about.

    And there are plenty of intelligent people who didn't go to Ivy league schools.
     
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    do you think someone who went to the university of idaho would be as equipped for the job as someone from an ivy league?

    not that ivy league is a guarantee of intellect. justice thomas was ivy.
     
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    If not the Supreme Court.......maybe Vice President...or even President
     
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    Easily. Why wouldn't they? It's not like the Ivy league has given us spectacular Justices in the past 50 years.
     
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    That's where the biggest pool of Ivy League elitist pinheads seem to be.
     
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    the more this country refuses to pass election reform. and the more that corporatist losers decide things like corporations are 'people' with first amendment rights to free speech, you will see more and more that only the wealthiest and most privileged will be in government.

    and frankly, they know each other and when they pick people for office, whether the supreme court or the cabinet, they are going to pick other people like them.
     

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