Re: Elana Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Both Kathleen Parker and Patrick O’Callahan weigh in on Kagan’s “lack of diversity” (columns, 5-12). Parker notes that if Kagan is confirmed, all three women on the court would be New Yorkers (urban, sophisticated, Ivy League). O’Callahan writes that there would be no Protestant justices.
The Supremes were, until quite recently, white Protestants with a “designated” Jewish justice. No women or minorities need apply. But hasn’t the most recent hue and cry been for the “best” justice, diversity be damned? Especially from the right? It is a bit disingenuous to now complain …