Jonathan Kirsh

Attorney

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Intellectual Property attorney in private practice in Los Angeles; author of many books; his latest is The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God. Book Editor for the Los Angeles-based Jewish Journal.

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For the first time in history: a US Supreme Court without a white, anglo-saxon protestant member. That’s what Elena Kagan’s confirmation would mean. Today: does religion matter?

Does Elena Kagan’s Nomination Mean The End Of Wasp Power?

For the first time in history: a US Supreme Court without a white, anglo-saxon protestant member. That’s what Elena Kagan’s confirmation would mean. Today: does religion matter?

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