The other seven on the (not-so short) list are:
Sidney R. Thomas, 9th Circuit Court of AppealsAnn Claire Williams, 7th Circuit Court of AppealsGov. 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.