Friday, March 11, 2016

Next SCOTUS Nominee Might Be A Hindu

Washington Post, in an article titled What would a Hindu justice mean for the Supreme Court?, reported that D.C. Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan is on President Obama's shortening list of potential Supreme Court nominees.  He would be the first Hindu justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court.  When sworn in as judge on the D.C. Circuit, Srinivasan took the oath on the Bhagavad Gita. Most of those interviewed by the Post suggested that Srinivasan's faith would have little impact on the positions he would take on the Court.  While Protestants are the largest religious group in the United States, no Protestant (mainline or evangelical) has been on the Supreme Court since Justice Stevens retirement in 2010.