May 18, 2009
For a very different SCOTUS short list...
be sure to check out this segment, titled "Supreme Court Choices You Haven't Heard Of," from NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday." Among the names I heard on the NPR nominee list of choices I had not heard was my co-author Nora Demleitner, who is now Dean at Hofstra University School of Law. Awesome!
I would be very surprised (and very pleasantly surprised) if Nora was named to the Supreme Court now, in part because she is still very young. But I am sure she would be a fantastic jurist and it would be really nice and valuable to have someone on the Court who knows a lot about sentencing law and policy. Notably, Newsday noticed Nora's name on NPR's novel short list, so maybe she will start getting even more buzz soon.
Meanwhile, I am wondering if and when we might get a nominee this week from the White House. I would really like to be able to transition from all the speculations to in-depth examination of an actual nominee, but I am fearing we still may have a while to wait.
Some prior posts on SCOTUS personnel:
- Insider myopia and the diverse benefits of a short bench
- Does SCOTUS need a trial judge?
Brave New Justice and sentencing issues
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Any vacancies on the Ohio federal benches?
Posted by: RW | May 18, 2009 3:07:02 PM
Yep, one federal distinct court position in both the Southern and Northern districts, I believe.
Posted by: Doug B. | May 19, 2009 7:41:28 AM
Do you have one picked out? :)
Posted by: RW | May 19, 2009 4:09:21 PM