Your Answers: What qualities would you look for in a Supreme Court justice?

We meet the new Supreme Court pick – and we want to know: If you were president, what qualities would you look for in a Supreme Court justice?

 

I would look for someone who could be honest brutally honest. I would also look for someone who can make people listen. It would be easy to find someone who can be rude to make someone be quiet but I want someone nice. They need patience also. Those are the qualities I would want in a Supreme Court justice.

— Ella, Summit Elementary


If I was the president I would look for a Supreme Court justice that is kind, and tough. They also need to know a lot about their job, But most of all if I was hiring a Supreme Court justice I would look for a person who loves their job, because you can't be good at your job if you don't love it!

— Grace, Claggett Middle School


The qualities that I would say for the Supreme Court justice is compassion, empathy, patience, respect for the essential dignity of all persons, a reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness, and strong, dignified interpersonal skills that command authority.

— Salahaddin, Richardson Elementary


I would look for a great leader and a person with a great attitude and last, but not least, a real nice person. You wouldn't want a mean person on the Supreme Court, would you?

— CJ, Bellevue Elementary School


I look for people who know what's right. I look for people who make decisions that are good for our communities and don't make decisions because they get more money out of it, or for their own selfish reasons. We need people who can give America what they deserve. We all deserve equal justice. I want someone who is kind. Not only kind, someone who is honest.

— Ryah, Lake Cable Elementary School

 

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