Catholics on the Supreme Court

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Catholics on the Supreme Court
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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 9:53am

I read this article yesterday on CNN. I had no idea that the Supreme Court was made up of mostly Catholics! I also didn't know about the history of the Catholic law schools. Very interesting!


Did anyone else catch this article? It's called A Supreme Court without Protestants: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/03/supreme.court.protestants/index.html















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Registered: 03-28-2003
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 11:30pm

I knew this because when I lived in the D.C. area and Thomas was up for judge, a group took out ads in the subway trains stating it was part of a Catholic conspiracy to take over the country. The ads were very anti-Catholic. It was pretty ridiculous. People complained, and the subway defended accepting the ads as free speech. Of course they never accepted anything similar, so their defense wasn't very believeable.


Thomas was baptized Catholic, but he attended an Episcopalian Church. I don't know if the others are all practicing, although I could make some guesses based on their viewpoints.


I hadn't done the math to realize we were up to six, though!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-21-2010 - 4:34pm
You'd think we could get Roe v. Wade overturned then. . .




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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 8:49pm

I think it's a moral issue. We still need to have it overturned, whether or not the States allow abortion. Two wrongs don't make a right, and for our Federal Government to make provisions for murder is reprehensible. Suppose we had gas chambers (like Nazi Germany) for a certain segment of the population, protected under a Supreme Court ruling. Would it be right to say that we should keep that ruling, protecting the operation of those gas chambers, just because if the ruling was overturned, the gas chambers would continue on a State-by-State basis? I don't think so.

To me, the more evil we eliminate in the world, the better off we are. . . Just my humble opinion.




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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 11:45pm

That's the goal. Were it not for Roe v. Wade, abortion would be illegal -- or at least severely restricted --

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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 10:50pm

Great job subject cl-jenastar!


When my family went to Boston on vacation a few years ago, we took a guided bus tour and they said during Colonial times a Catholic could only be in Boston for 48 hours and that was only if the Catholic was from a shipwreck!


Catholics were really really persecuted in Colonial times and by the KKK, anyone know of a good book that covers Catholic discrimination in

 
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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 06-04-2010 - 10:03am
You know, I was wondering the same thing...whether there is a book out there on this. It's an interesting subject that I'd love to learn some more about!