When Justice David Souter resigns in June, a rare and coveted slot will open up on the highest court in the land…
Long before Souter's decision was known, legal eagles and political observers were taking stabs as to who would be an ideal fit for a Barack Obama Court. Observers believe the Obama is likely to choose a woman, with only one currently serving on the bench. The president's thoughts on judicial philosophy, developed during his years as a law review editor and professor, will also shape his thinking. With that in mind, law blogs, speculative reporters, and (in private) elected officials had already begun bandying names about.
Yeah, diversity of experience, equal representation and blah blah — can we think this through for a minute? The last thing the bench needs is more women on it. The way I understand it, those people menstruate on everything. Especially benches.
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