Sunday, April 25, 2010

Obama's List For SCOTUS Has 10 Names On It

The New York Times reports that although the top 3 favorites have not changed (Solicitor General Elena Kagan, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland) President Obama is interviewing up to 10 candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court due to Justice John Paul Stevens already-announced retirement.

The other seven on the (not-so short) list are:
Sidney R. Thomas, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ann Claire Williams, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan;
former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Georgia Supreme Court;
Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School;
Justice Carlos R. Moreno of the California Supreme Court;
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
I'm curious as to why liberal judicial rock stars Pamela Karlan and Kathleen Sullivan are not being publicly considered. Could it be because they are openly lesbian? It is heartening to see that Justice Carlos Moreno is still under consideration, however.

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