Except for John Paul Stevens, who is retiring this summer, every justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is a graduate of Harvard or Yale law school.
As Timothy Egan blogs on The New York Times: “Enough with the Ivy Curtain. This club needs some air, or at least a breeze from another campus.”
While there’s much discussion about the need for diversity on the court - by gender, ethnicity, religion and range of legal experience, few have been courageous enough to call for an end to the Cambridge-New Haven chokehold.
Of course, the appointment will be made by President Obama, a member of the Harvard Law class of ‘91 and a former president of Harvard Law Review.
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- Stevens’ clerk choice sparks speculation of retirement - September 3, 2009
- With Sotomayor, Catholics would dominate high court - May 27, 2009
- Mukasey hearings double as Yale reunion - October 22, 2007
- Obama nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court - May 10, 2010
- New Yorkers may soon dominate Supreme Court - May 12, 2010
- Kagan on short list for Supreme Court - April 13, 2010
- Harvard Law ensconced at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. - March 12, 2009
- Sonia Sotomayor leads online poll for Supreme Court nomination - May 4, 2009
- Jose Cabranes was an early mentor to Sonia Sotomayor - June 23, 2009