The Muncie Star Press, stuck in a "the court must look like us" group identity rut:
Quick. Can you name any justices on the Indiana Supreme Court?
If you can't, don't feel bad. Just do a Google search and you'll get the answer. And you'll notice one other thing: There are no females sitting on the five-member high court.
Gov. Mitch Daniels missed an opportunity, his second, to rectify that oversight last week, when he appointed Mark Massa to the seat vacated by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.
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Why does that matter?
The answer lies in life experiences. A woman, or a minority, has a set of experiences no white male can ever have. And those experiences can have a profound effect on rendering decisions, especially in social issues such as family law.
So is there women's law and men's law? Minorities' law and whites' law? Isn't asking justices to render decisions based on their "life experiences" rather than a rational interpretation of the law asking for trouble?