There was something completely Outworldly about him. Following the retirement of John Paul Stevens in June , the Court had an entirely non-Protestant composition for the first time in its history. From until , justices served an average of
After Sonia Sotomayor was appointed in August , the average age at which current justices were appointed was about 53 years old. The tenth one must tell us himself. Sotomayor, Sonia Sonia Sotomayor.
George snapped out of time and space back to reality. He almost forgot his own predicament in his sudden awareness that some of the noise, excitement, confusion was due to that. The announcer went on with other formal details concerning the serial number of the competition, the method of timing and scoring and so on. Garza considered for the vacancy eventually given to Clarence Thomas  was the first Hispanic judge for whom such an appointment was contemplated. The Olympics boards were up at the airport for the benefit of the incoming travelers, and crowds jostled around each one. And now he had brought himself to such a state of nervousness, he was sure the analyzer would show nothing that made sense.
No African-American candidate was given serious consideration for appointment to the Supreme Court until the election of John F. He hoped, as a matter of conscious duty, that he would, and yet there was something within him that felt rebelliously resentful. Law school professor Jeffrey Rosen wrote that it's a fascinating truth that we've allowed religion to drop out of consideration on the Supreme Court, and right now, we have a Supreme Court that religiously at least, by no means looks like America. The oldest sitting justice to be elevated to Chief Justice was Hughes' successor, Harlan Fiske Stone , who was 68 at the time of his elevation in To buy the Educational tapes would cost you the same price as a thousand technicians and how do you know you would need that many?
I t was slow and he resented it. George looked at his card again and gave out a strangled shout. He summoned a skimmer to take him to the airport and the driver asked no questions. Ginsburg was followed in relatively quick succession by the appointment of Stephen Breyer , also Jewish, in to replace Harry Blackmun.
I was the only one who had to send out for a piece of equipment. George dragged himself together with a tearing effort. Upon Justice Stevens' retirement, which formally began on June 28, , the Court lacked a Protestant member, marking the first time in its history that it was exclusively composed of Jewish and Catholic justices. Other children gathered round excitedly.
The worlds in the Goman Cluster if you want to call them worlds. But then Trevelyan had had a father who was a Registered Metallurgist and had actually served on one of the Outworlds, and a grandfather who had also been a Registered Metallurgist. Woodbury had attended Tapping Reeve Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut , the most prestigious law school in the United States in that day, prior to his admission to the bar in The children were ordered back into their clothes.
It makes me sound important. You were, for instance. George sank back in his seat. Instead, he had showed himself superstitious and ignorant and aroused the hostility of the doctor. And when you learned to read, George, we were concerned about your mind pattern. The audience was in bedlam.
One authority states that Thomas grew up in poverty. George almost withdrew the request then, rather than give any of them satisfaction, then thought: His parents had explained this to him. Cross them and they wipe out your life with a stylus mark on some card file. George looked about, too.
Some of them might be able to put some of their knowledge into words and symbols. Earth discouraged these re-immigrants because of population problems, but a small trickle did return. And if you were going out to a Grade A world, what girl would refuse you? The Senate confirmed Smith's nomination by a vote of 23—18, but Smith declined to serve.
George wondered how the contestants could work in such pandemonium, then wondered if that were not even a good thing. If it had been a Hensler, I would have known I was right. Retrieved 18 June This would be a well-attended Olympics, which meant greater strain on the contestants — or greater drive, perhaps, depending on the individual. I had wanted to go to Novia and take a batch of un-Educated youngsters and teach them out of books. There is only a limited amount to know about a machine and the professionals know it all.
There would be weeping relatives joy or sorrow, depending to greet them, newsmen to interview the top-scorers, or the home-town boys, autograph hounds, publicity seekers and the just plain curious. Each listed directions to the Olympics Hall where the contest for that day for that profession would be given; the individuals competing and their city of birth; the Outworld if any sponsoring it. It was with an unpleasant shock that he noticed Gray-hair next to him.
Yet it sounded hollow in his thought. Byrnes , whose short tenure lasted from June to October , was the last justice without a law degree to be appointed; Stanley Forman Reed , who served on the Court from to , was the last sitting justice from such a background. Surely, if this were the labor classification room, there would be dozens of youngsters present. Then you can tell me if there is any use in history. It was days before George got over this new and great talent of his.