April 10, 2010

The Day After - My Initial SCOTUS Nominee Guesses

I know nothing about what's going on in the White House, but why not make some guesses, right? Play along if you wish.

The favorites - Diane Wood and Elena Kagan. Definite possibilities - Jennifer Granholm and Elizabeth Warren. Intriguing long-shots - Teresa Roseborough and Sheldon Whitehouse.

As to some other names, given the extent to which the president has criticized the turns in campaign finance decisions from the Court, I can't see Kathleen Sullivan being nominated. Pam Karlan? If the White House leaves Dawn Johnsen dangling, I don't see them fighting for Karlan. I do think a bold move to the center/right is much more Obama than a bold move to the left. But I don't think Ed Whelan and other Righties are doing Merrick Garland any favors among Democrats by so publicly embracing him as the man they won't filibuster.

Posted by armand at April 10, 2010 04:24 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Law and the Courts

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