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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Are you a 1 percenter?

This is just plain embarrassing.....

From WashingtonMonthly -- AN UNFAMILIAR COURT.... Can you name one member of the U.S. Supreme Court? If so, you're better informed than nearly two-thirds of the country. If you can name all nine, you beat 99% of the population.

FindLaw.com released the results of its latest national poll, and found that only 35% of the country can name even one justice.

Clarence Thomas is the most well known justice but could be named by only 19 percent of Americans. Chief Justice John Roberts was named by 16 percent of people. Sonia Sotomayor, the newest justice, could be named by only 15 percent of Americans following a highly visible nomination and confirmation process last year.

The single greatest impact presidents have on the US is reflected in the justices they nominate to the Supreme Court. Yet few Americans even pay attention closely enough to name even one justice, much less all nine. This is the legacy by design, of our dreadful public school system....an uninformed populace that can name the last 20 Idol contestants each season but cannot name a single supreme court justice.

As TRR readers are much more informed than the average American, I'm sure you can name most, if not all, of the 9 justices pictured here. Take the test, and be honest, then report back here and see how you did.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Just so you know, I can name all nine.