President Obama May Not Get What He Wants on the Supreme Court

Nominees have a long history of going astray after they don the black robes.

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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

I harken back to Justice Marshall’s words about snakes. Not all blacks are created in the same legal mold. I personally think it would be a mistake for Obama to cave in by committing to pick a person of a certain race or gender. Luckily, I don’t have to make the decision.

E.R. Shipp won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1996.

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