President Biden has made it clear that he will restrict his pool of Supreme Court candidates to black women only, thus excluding almost 95% of the population from the get-go. How this yields the most qualified possible nominee has yet to be explained; perhaps commenters can give me a clue. I’m assuming here, of course, that Supreme Court qualifications are things like fidelity to the Constitution, legal scholarship, broad experience, fair mindedness and self discipline. What a candidate looks like is decidedly not a qualification for the Court, or probably much of anything beyond making your way in Hollywood.
But enough of what I think. What do the American people think? ABC News polled the question.