Conventional wisdom suggests that President Bush, after tapping Judge John Roberts for chief justice, is unlikely to name another white male for the remaining high court vacancy. But the pool of qualified, conservative minority and female candidates is much shallower than the pool of conservative white men and the Democratic pool of minority and female candidates, say court scholars. "For Bush, diversity is very important but ideology trumps diversity," says professor Sheldon Goldman.
Diversity Pool for High Court Justices Too Shallow?
The National Law Journal
September 26, 2005