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July 17, 2018
On Kavanaugh, since when has the press cared about educational diversity?
The media are supplementing the Democratic Party's all-out attack on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Last week I saw a syndicated article from the Washington Post with a new line of attack: a sudden concern about the lack of diversification regarding the Supreme Court justices in their educational backgrounds. Here's what the Post wrote: The elite background does not end with them. If the Senate approves Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, every justice sitting on the Supreme Court will have attended either Yale's or Harvard's law school. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg started at Harvard and transferred to another Ivy, Columbia.) The shared elite backgrounds of Supreme Court justices, some experts say, is a disadvantage because scientific research shows diverse groups make better decisions. We know this concern is fake because, as far as I can tell, reporters weren't concerned when Obama nominated two...(Read Full Post)