The Supreme Court and White House may as well be decorated in ivy, complains David Bernstein. "Once Elena Kagan gets confirmed, every Supreme Court Justice will have attended Harvard or Yale law schools," he writes. And Kagan—whose bachelor's degree, for the record, is from Princeton—was nominated by a Harvard-educated president who beat Yale and Harvard opponents to succeed a Yalie who himself succeeded ... oh, you get the picture.
"I know that Harvard and Yale attract a disproportionate percentage of America’s talented youth, but still, isn’t this a bit much?" Bernstein writes for the Volokh Conspiracy blog. "Are there no similarly talented individuals who attended other Ivy League schools, other private universities or (gasp!) even state law schools?"