With all this talk of the possibility of Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court, I’m surprised no one has mentioned the most obvious precedent for it. Not so long ago, a former U.S. senator and a loyal Democrat was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Like Hillary, he was born in the Midwest and had studied law at Yale. Like Hillary, he had been considered a rising Senate star. Like Hillary, he was widely admired for his interpersonal skills.
That justice was, of course, Sherman Minton . (Crickets chirping…)