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October 27, 2005

The SCOTUS name game

With Miers' withdrawal, it is time again to playing the SCOTUS nominee name game.  The AP here has the latest list of the usual suspects, and this Washington Post article suggests the "field is wide open." Because I know readers of this blog have a different perspective and different concerns than the usual pundits, I would be eager to warm up the comment section with some suggested nominees.

I'll start: Given that I am eager for a SCOTUS nominee with a criminal law background and that think SCOTUS needs a trial judge, I suggest the President keep up the Texas theme and name US Sentencing Commission Chair Ricardo Hinojosa.  It is hard not to like his resume, and this old confirmthem post from July makes some interesting points and has some interesting comments.  And, just this week, his beloved football team took over the top spot in the BCS.  Is this a sign of Longhorn karma?

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Defense Atty: I have practice before Judge Hinojosa and I have found him to be a very fair judge. He looks at both sides and makes very well considered rulings. I would highly recommend him for the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Rene Gomez | Oct 27, 2005 8:01:14 PM

I wouldn't vote for that one. And i didn't like his resume as well.
Thank you

Posted by: Helen | Nov 15, 2005 9:15:32 AM

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