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May 19, 2009

Yet another different SCOTUS short-list

Marcia Coyle has this new piece in The National Law Journal headlined "An Alternative Short List for the High Court: Law professors say whom they would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court. Are any on the president's radar?" Here is how the piece begins:

Is New York Law School's Annette Gordon-Reed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning law professor/historian, on President Obama's Supreme Court "short list"? Or, Alabama lawyer Bryan Stevenson, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award recipient and tireless advocate on behalf of indigent defendants and prisoners? How about veteran consumer rights champion Alan Morrison and University of Notre Dame Law School Dean Patricia O'Hara?

Probably not. But they appear on the short lists of more than a dozen constitutional law and Supreme Court scholars asked by The National Law Journal to step into Obama's shoes to pick a nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter. These scholars, who vary ideologically and geographically, most often recommended four women who are reportedly on Obama's short list, giving the most nods to Pamela Karlan, a leading constitutional law scholar, voting rights authority and founding director of the Stanford Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Some prior posts on SCOTUS personnel:

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We should start a system of smoke signals from the White House. Black smoke means a vile, rent seeking feminist bitch has been selected. White smoke means a vile, rent seeking feminist bitch has been selected.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 19, 2009 9:23:51 AM

Tone down the misogyny, SC, or else I will have to start deleting some of your comments.

Posted by: Doug B. | May 19, 2009 9:40:04 AM

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