Kagan: “We’re waiting for that Staten Island judge.”

December 14th, 2012

“There are four of us from New York City. We have every borough covered except for Staten Island; we’re waiting for that Staten Island judge.”

I have commented for some time on the lack of a Supreme Court justice from Staten Island.

Four of the five boroughs are represented. Kagan is from Manhattan. Sotomayor is from the Bronx. Scalia is from Queens. And Ginsburg is from Brooklyn. But what about Staten Island?

The Daily Show even did a segment on this tragedy.

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In the event they are looking for a colleague from the County of Richmond, hey, Elena, call me, maybe! (and no, Justice Alito being from Jersey does not count!).

For my further comments on Justice Kagan’s lecture, see here.