At the Center for Law and Religion Forum, Michigan Law School’s Dan Crane writes about the absence of Evangelical Christians among America’s legal elites:
My strong intuition is that evangelicals are grossly underrepresented in the legal elite. To focus again on the (admittedly idiosyncratic) Supreme Court, it’s not just that there are currently no Protestants on the court, it’s that at least since the rise of modern evangelicalism as a political force in 1970s, there has never been an evangelical on the Court. Even though evangelicals have had great success in politics writ large, including the Presidency, Congress, and governorships, they have been conspicuously absent from the top echelons of the federal judiciary.
It’s a good bet that that this underrepresentation stretches back to the beginning of the elite pipeline that feeds the elite echelons.
Dan’s planning a series of posts on the topic. You can follow them here.