While The Organizer’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland is, thankfully, backpage news today, this profile of him in Jewish Journal is eye-opening:
Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the sudden death last month of Justice Antonin Scalia, is a renowned jurist on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., Circuit, a Harvard Law graduate and a Jew.
Garland’s family fled anti-Semitism in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century and he was raised in Chicago in a Conservative Jewish community. His mother, born Shirley Horowitz, was director of volunteer services at Chicago’s Council for Jewish Elderly, according to The Forward. And his father, Cyril Garland, worked in advertising and died in 2000. Garland lives with his wife, Lynn, in Bethesda, Md., and they are members of Temple Sinai, a Reform synagogue in Washington, D.C.
Garland, 63, is also connected by marriage to a well-known Orthodox Jewish family, the Rosenmans, whose claims to fame include Samuel Rosenman, a renowned jurist and Democratic politician in the early 20th century, and an earlier Rosenman who opened some of Jerusalem’s earliest matzah and tallis factories.
The Supreme Court is currently 37.5% Jewish, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan all liberal Tribe members. Ethnically, this represents a 1,875% (or approximately 19x) overrepresentation relative to their general population in the U.S. (Currently about 2% of the general population is Jewish.)
How far has the Left won the Culture Wars?
Appointing Garland would bring the Supreme Court to a 44% liberal Jewish demographic.
Double Oi Vey!