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David Souter


David Souter became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990. He is an Episcopalian (i.e., a member of the Episcopal Church, which is the United States province of the Anglican Communion).

From: Rachel Zoll (Associated Press), "Alito would tip court to Catholics: If nominee's confirmed, members would hold majority for 1st time", published in The Indiana Star, 2 November 2005 (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051102/NEWS06/511020482/1012; viewed 2 November 2005):

Protestants have been so dominant on the court that half of the justices have come from just three denominations: the Episcopal, Presbyterian and Congregational churches...

Only two Protestants would remain on the Supreme Court [if Samuel Alito is confirmed to replace retiring justice Sandra Day O'Connor] -- David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

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