9 people who make the biggest decisions and act as the check and balance of the government.
It wasn’t until the 1970s that even one was a woman, and in that lifetime and lifetime, given 20 years as a generation, there has not been much change.
these positions outlast the president who appoints them, term limits.
Appointment for life sounds like a sentence.
In any event, the current President should be filling the space suddenly vacated by Scalia, a 1980’s man who’s only plan was to avert inevitable changes.
the 9 are now 4 white men, three of whom are conservative, 1 black man who is conservative and three women, all of whom are liberal and only 1 of which is the default demographic.
So I really want to see the first queer Justice on the bench with one more non-default demographic setting.