I was idly Googling the US Supreme Court last night (the justices never seem to be out of the news lately what with overturning Roe v Wade and yesterday's ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants) when I came across a table in Wikipedia.
|Name||Religion||Appt. by||On the Court since|
|John Roberts (Chief Justice)||Catholicism||G.W. Bush||2005|
|Clarence Thomas||Catholicism||G.H.W. Bush||1991|
|Samuel Alito||Catholicism||G.W. Bush||2006|
|Amy Coney Barrett||Catholicism||Trump||2020|
|Ketanji Brown Jackson||Protestantism||Biden||2022|
I am astonished this isn't bigger news. To put it in context there have only ever been two Catholic presidents; JFK and Joe Biden. Neither known for their piety, or devotion to canon law. To be honest I am bemused that Biden, and Nancy Pelosi for that matter, haven't been excommunicated.
"This one will run and run," Fergus Cashin - Irish Cardiff Catholic“™”.
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