Bush May Announce Supreme Court Pick Friday
CNN reports that President Bush may announce his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday - the day after the Senate votes to confirm John Roberts as Chief Justice.
Reading between the lines of what sources tell CNN:
- It will be a woman or a minority
- It will not be an extremist like Priscilla Owen, or Janice Rogers Brown or even conservative Edith Clement
- It could be former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson
I would add to the list of possible nominees: 9th Circuit Judge Consuelo Callahan. Like 5th Circuit Judge Ed Prado, she was put on the Court by Bush - and overwhelmingly supported by Democrats on the Judicary Committee.
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