When it comes to nominating the next Supreme Court justice, President Obama is likely under pressure from interest groups, lawmakers, you name it…
But it turns out Most Americans aren’t too concerned about the gender, race or ethnicity of the person who will fill Justice David Souter’s seat on the bench.
A new Gallup poll shows 64 percent of those polled say it doesn’t matter to them if the next Supreme Court justice is a woman. 68 percent don’t care if that person is Hispanic; and 74 percent say it doesn’t matter if the next justice is black.
It’s widely expected that President Obama will nominate a woman. Currently the Court only includes one female justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been battling cancer. Yet only six percent of Americans say it’s essential that the president appoint a woman.
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