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Quote of the week: Stephen Prothero

From <em>USA Today: "</em>[Sonia Sotomayor&rsquo;s] expected ratification by the Senate would make the high court less diverse religiously ...

“[Sonia Sotomayor’s] expected ratification by the Senate would make the high court less diverse religiously than at any time in recent memory. If you put the impending bloc of six Catholic justices (John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, and Sotomayor) alongside the court’s two Jewish members (Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg), you almost start to feel sorry for Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, the last remaining Protestant in an institution that was for generations as white, Protestant, and male as your average American golf club. Don’t be surprised if we soon hear arguments, advanced in the name of diversity, for a Protestant seat.”

Stephen Prothero in USA Today

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