S02E05 – Should there be race or gender quotas for supreme court justices?

In this episode of Finding Common Battle Grounds, we discuss whether it makes sense to have a race or gender quota for supreme court justices. In a weird twist, Josh adopts a strawman pseudo-progressive persona for the entire episode and argues that the only criteria we should use for selecting supreme court justices is whether they are racial minorities or women and that we should completely disregard any qualifications. Rather than find common ground, we spend the majority of the episode trying to determine what Josh’s actual point is. We also watch a clip of the confirmation hearing for judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in which Senator Blackburn from Tennessee poses a gotcha question about defining gender to score points with anti-trans individuals. At least there is bonus content.

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