Thursday, May 13, 2010

The NYC Block

With the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court, as I noted earlier, more New Yorkers will be on our nation's highest court. I had forgot to mention that, besides Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia is also a New Yorker -- he was born in New Jersey, grew up in Queens, and went to high school in Manhattan (Xavier). So that makes four New Yorkers on the Supreme Court -- three liberal women and one male conservative.

Poor Staten Island. It is the only borough without a Justice on the court.

None of this has gone unnoticed and the following articles from various publications examine how and why four of the nine Supreme Court justices came from our fair city.

The reason is simple, really. One word: grit.

New Yorkers may soon dominate Supreme Court
A New York Bloc on the Supreme Court
Kagan would be high court's third — New Yorker?
What does the Wu-Tang Clan have in common with Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg & Scalia?

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