A Catholic Majority on the Supreme Court
David Bernstein that a Catholic majority on the Supreme Court is near reality:
There will be, if Alito is confirmed. This is an extraordinary development. It was, let’s recall, only forty-five years ago that JFK’s Catholicism was a major issue in a presidential campaign. […] We can rejoice that Catholics are now such an accepted part of the American scene that it will hardly raise any eyebrows that a fifth Catholic has been nominated to the Supreme Court (joining, of course, two Jews).
Extraordinary, indeed. Moreso since it had not previously occured to me that there are four Catholic Justices on the Court now.