Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poll O' the Week: Supreme Court Justices

[I halted our weekly poll a day early since I got tired of having that scroll bar at the top of the blog. And now I can't think of another question. Help!]

So, clearly, dear readers, you are a bunch of overachievers. Nearly half of you can name all nine justices?

Brainiacs. Disgusting, really.

Here are the results:

2 (1 - Stevens. Since you included his name in the poll)
2 (2 - 3 Who cares? They're a bunch of doddering old fools that don't have any impact on my life)
2 (4 - 5 I'm struggling. Help)
1 (6-8 - So close. But I forgot the name of the newest one)
5 (All 9 - Oh yeah, baby! I aced US History, thankyouverymuch)

Votes so far: 12
Poll closed 

For the rest of you, don't worry one iota if you can get all of 'em, you're ahead of the game:

And, of course, we now have Justices Sotomayor and Alito.

So, the current list (soon to change) is:

  • Samuel Alito
  • Clarence Thomas 
  • John Roberts 
  • Antonin Scalia 
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
  • Anthony Kennedy 
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Stephen Breyer
  • John Paul Stevens (retiring)

Interesting factoid, five of the justices are catholic, yet only 24% of the US population considers 

themselves to belong that faith. Two are jewish, one protestant, and one episcopalian.

Time to get creative, Obama. How about a gay Asian atheist? A transgender Native American Buddhist? 

Let's shake things up a bit.