John Paul Stevens is the only Supreme Court Justice who is a Protestant. He will soon turn 90. There are six Catholics, some liberal and some conservative, and two Jews. And yet 51% of Americans are Protestant. Lately, there has been an effort to diversify the court, so that now women, African-Americans, and Latinos are represented. Once Justice Stevens dies or resigns, should he be replaced with a token Protestant?
UPDATE: Daniel Gorman in his comment gives the right answer. And yet, isn’t it strange that Protestants, despite constituting a majority of the population, are so under-represented in those halls of learning and power. Used to, the W.A.S.P.’s (white anglo-saxon Protestants) constituted the power elite in this country. I don’t think they do anymore. Why do you think that is?