With all this talk of the possibility of Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the most obvious precedent for it. Not so long ago, a former U.S. senator and a loyal Democrat was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Like Hillary, he was born in the Midwest and had studied law at Yale. Like Hillary, he had been considered a rising Senate star. Like Hillary, he was widely admired for his interpersonal skills.
That justice was, of course, Sherman Minton . (Crickets chirping...)
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.