A Gay Supreme Court Justice?


Richard Just proposes:

The obvious, first-glance answer is that it would be a political minefield. But the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that it would be eminently doable. And not only doable: It's even plausible to envision a scenario where it ends up helping Democrats by damaging conservatives.

I find the idea of focusing on the identity of these potential Justices to be depressing. That applies to pro-gay and anti-gay arguments equally. Can we please focus on ability, judgment, and temperament? You know: those things actually relevant to the job?

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