Roberts Court More Unusual Than You Might Think

The Roberts Court is unusual in many ways, this Washington Post columnist writes, including that it is the first Supreme Court with three women and the only one with no Protestant. Four of the five boroughs of New York City are represented, while no state between the East Coast and California can claim a single native son or daughter. And when law professor Benjamin H. Barton loaded into a computer a pile of information about the life experiences of every justice from John Jay to Elena Kagan, the most surprising thing he found about the current court “was the breadth of how unusual they are.”