What is the most underrepresented minority on the Supreme Court?

Women? 51.1% of US population, 11% of Supreme Court
African Americans? 12.3% of US population, 11% of Supreme Court
Hispanics? 12.5% of US population, 0% of Supreme Court
Protestants? 53% of US population, 11% of Supreme Court

Last I read, the Supreme Court didn’t represent anyone or any group. It is a body of learned individuals that interpret the laws vis-à-vis the constitution. It would be incredibly destructive if any member of the supreme court made decisions based their "membership" in any one group.

Post Author: mark

8 thoughts on “What is the most underrepresented minority on the Supreme Court?


    (February 16, 2010 - 4:36 pm)

    what we need is a gay Hispanic blind woman with physical disability and preferably a communist
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    Angela Q

    (February 16, 2010 - 4:41 pm)

    Native Americans. ∠°)
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    Proud to be an AMERICAN

    (February 16, 2010 - 4:52 pm)

    Those who want to interpret the Constitution, not re-write it.
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    (February 16, 2010 - 5:08 pm)

    women, under represented by 40%

    the next justice has to be a woman, a minority woman if possible

    we have had plenty of protestants on the court, probably 90% of all justices were protestant
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    Greg R (is finally Level 7!!)

    (February 16, 2010 - 5:33 pm)

    Proud to be an American has best answer.
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    Julie H

    (February 16, 2010 - 6:05 pm)

    A Frenchman
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    (February 16, 2010 - 6:22 pm)

    Irish Americans, German Americans, Polish Americans, Hungarian Americans, Lithuanian Americans, Latvian Americans, Estonian Americans, Albanian Americans, Mic Mac Indians, Italian Americans, and Czechoslavakian Americans are all underrepresented minorities and they all can be found in my diverse and multicultural neighborhood of South Boston, Massachusetts.
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    ibu guru

    (February 16, 2010 - 6:55 pm)

    Women. As for Native Americans, they are members ("citizens") of their tribe, which has some sovereign status. As for hispanics, the percentage of citizens who are hispanic is far less than that. Most hispanics are not citizens — and justices must be citizens.
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