I'm not complaining. How could I? She has no judicial record. I'm just, um, surprised.
I am too lazy to trust my google fu right now. Can anyone tell me if it's common to nominate individuals with no judicial record? Or is it more common to nominate those who have held judicial seats before? If it's more common to have held judicial seats in the past... at what level? Federal Court? State Supreme Court? Local Circuit Court? I'm just curious. But most of what I want to know is whether it is common (excluding the first couple of decades our country existed) to appoint someone to the Supremes without a judicial record.