Lady Gaga beats out justices on power list

The Daily Record Newswire

They say there is power in numbers. But apparently that doesn't hold true for female Supreme Court justices - at least according to Forbes.

One year after the Court for the first time saw three women on its bench, Forbes released its list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. But there were three noticeable omissions: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Instead, the list was filled with world political leaders, business executives, and entertainers such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Forbes blogger Meghan Casserly offered an explanation for the justices' omission. "Justices have been long-standing list members, but with our editors' increased awareness of scope of power, their numbers fell behind," Casserly wrote.

"They may be making decisions that affect U.S. citizens, but their international influence leaves much to be desired."

But the female justices aren't the only ones getting a little less love from the publication.

On the last Forbes ranking of the world's most powerful people of any gender, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, a former list member, didn't make the cut.

Published: Mon, Sep 5, 2011