Saturday, July 07, 2018

Donald Trump, Anthony Kennedy, Amy Coney Barrett, and the Overrepresentation of Catholics in SCOTUS

July 7, 2018

Recently, Anthony Kennedy announced he was stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Senior Justice Anthony Kennedy is presently one of five Roman Catholic Judges in the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

A storm of speculation has begun following the news of Justice Kennedy's retirement plans.  The Democratic Party has become frantic with an array of conjectures of who President Trump will nominate to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.  The objections to Trump's choices to some extent concern whether Rose vs Wade, the 1973 landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion will be overturned.  As I stated earlier, the Abortion Issue is just one of the speculations that Trump's detractors are expressing, yet, one fact is overlooked by just about everyone.


The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), consists of 9 Judges, called Justices;  Five are Roman Catholics, three are Jewish, and one is "Episcopal".

John Roberts (Chief Justice) Roman Catholicism G.W. Bush 2005
Anthony Kennedy Roman Catholicism Reagan 1988
Clarence Thomas Roman Catholicism G.H.W. Bush 1991
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Judaism Clinton 1993
Stephen Breyer Judaism Clinton 1994
Samuel Alito Roman Catholicism G.W. Bush 2006
Sonia Sotomayor Roman Catholicism Obama 2009
Elena Kagan Judaism Obama 2010
Neil Gorsuch Raised Roman Catholic, attends Episcopal Church[75] Trump 2017

While folks ponder on the extent of Amy Barrett Coney's Catholicism, if she is picked by Trump as the next SCOTUS Justice.  Hardly anyone notices how stacked with Catholics the court is already.  Or, even more enigmatic (and blatant) is the absence of any Protestant judges on the nation's highest court.

Is anyone else awake?
Can anyone see the disproportionately large number of Catholics?
I hope this will somehow raise an awareness to this issue.

Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. 

Ezekiel 12:2


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