That lonely Jewish seat on the Supreme Court


Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, 2013.

(JNS) - Here's a joke: "A Jew, a Black and a Hispanic walk into a bar... association.... "

It's not really a joke, but rather a colorful way of describing the composition of liberal Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, as embodied by justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson, in order of seniority.

The black robes, as it turns out, are mere uniforms for when the court is in session. Compared to the first 233 years of its existence, when it was largely an all-white male institution where even a single ethnic-American was a rare sighting, nowadays the nine individuals w...

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