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« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2009, 03:20:05 pm »

Her last name, Wardlaw, means that the general public may not realize that she is Hispanic.  I wonder if that is a factor.

If it never was for Richardson...
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« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2009, 04:26:44 pm »

Wardlaw might not look Hispanic enough to count:

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« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2009, 08:27:05 pm »

I would love to see Napolitano get the job.  Someone on some message board suggested that he appoint Michelle!  That would be awesome!
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« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2009, 08:35:44 pm »

Someone on some message board suggested that he appoint Michelle!  That would be awesome!

Because it worked so well for Bill Clinton Roll Eyes

It might also be illegal.
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« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2009, 09:46:02 pm »

Someone on some message board suggested that he appoint Michelle!  That would be awesome!

Because it worked so well for Bill Clinton Roll Eyes

It might also be illegal.

And you should get a sense of humor...
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« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2009, 08:29:44 am »


How bad does the racism have to get before we get to worry about what it says about the forum as a whole? Moderators? Some people push the envelope just for the sake of getting attention, and it doesn't serve any positive purpose while making the rest of us look bad.
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« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2009, 03:07:27 pm »

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http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/05/12/possible-scotus-pick-failed-bar-four-years-ago/

I don't think she'll get picked so it probably doesn't matter, but how does a law professor fail a bar exam?
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« Reply #107 on: May 12, 2009, 03:22:51 pm »

Two more names (serious suggestions):

Lisa Madigan
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/

Anne Milgram
http://www.nj.gov/oag/oag/ag_bio.htm


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« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2009, 03:23:47 pm »

Picking Lisa Madigan would make it seem as if he is clearing the primary for his basketball buddy
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« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2009, 03:26:04 pm »

Picking Lisa Madigan would make it seem as if he is clearing the primary for his basketball buddy

So?
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« Reply #110 on: May 12, 2009, 03:28:13 pm »

This looks very bad.  Obama does not want to look bad.  Therefore, she would be a poor choice.

I like to post comments on things.  This is my comment.  Therefore, I posted my comment that it would seem like Obama was choosing her for reasons other than picking the most qualified candidate.  Then you read the comment.
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« Reply #111 on: May 12, 2009, 03:29:23 pm »

This looks very bad.  Obama does not want to look bad.  Therefore, she would be a poor choice.

He probably won't pick her for that exact reason, but she would be a great pick IMO.
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« Reply #112 on: May 12, 2009, 03:46:41 pm »


She went to my high school! Her father was the rabbi at the Reform temple. Anyway, she isn't even 40 yet and has been AG for only two years. She may be brilliant, but I think SCOTUS is a bit far for someone so young.
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« Reply #113 on: May 12, 2009, 04:31:44 pm »

I think SCOTUS is a bit far for someone so young.

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« Reply #114 on: May 12, 2009, 10:23:37 pm »

Wood now in third place on Intrade:

Sotomayor 28.5
Kagan 23.0
Wood 16.0
Wardlaw 15.0
Granholm 10.0
Sears 6.0
Sullivan 5.1
Garland 4.9
Karlan 4.8

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« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2009, 07:43:55 am »


Four years older than Milgram, and that proves my point.
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« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2009, 01:40:46 pm »


I know.  I was showing a previous example.
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« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2009, 08:22:48 pm »

Wood now in third place on Intrade:

Sotomayor 28.5
Kagan 23.0
Wood 16.0
Wardlaw 15.0
Granholm 10.0
Sears 6.0
Sullivan 5.1
Garland 4.9
Karlan 4.8



I have thought for some time that it was basically going to come down to Kagan, Wood and Sotomayor, with Granholm having an outside shot.  Kagan strikes me as slightly less likely than the other two because I think the White House wants her to serve as SG and get some practical courtroom experience which she currently lacks.  Then they can have her primed for the inevitable second opening.

As for Wood vs. Sotomayor, I have no idea.  Both would probably be very good choices.
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« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2009, 08:25:25 pm »

This guy thinks Wood:
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/013644.html


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« Reply #119 on: May 14, 2009, 02:32:16 pm »
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I only partially agree with Rick Hasen's analysis.  Still, my prediction is that President Obama will choose either Sonia Sotomayor or Diane Wood for the opening.  Both judges have a very extensive paper trail.  That leaves them open to attacks, but Obama will definitely know what he is getting.
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« Reply #120 on: May 14, 2009, 11:25:47 pm »

Someone call the forestry service.  Wood's on fire:

Sotomayor 27.0
Kagan 25.0
Wood 24.0
Granholm 14.0
Sullivan 5.1
Wardlaw 5.0

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« Reply #121 on: May 16, 2009, 06:10:49 pm »

Potential Dark Horse?
http://www.law.stanford.edu/directory/profile/15/
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« Reply #122 on: May 17, 2009, 12:06:11 am »

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0509/If_only_they_had_the_franchise.html

A reader points out the most formal bit of SCOTUS lobbying to date: The Senate of Puerto Rico last week passed a resolution in support of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2009, 12:40:33 pm »
« Edited: May 17, 2009, 12:42:29 pm by Holmes »

According to CNN, the finalists for this life-time appointment to the Supreme Court are: Sonia Sotomayor, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno.

Picking Napolitano is stupid. I wouldn't mind Moreno because he's from California and it would make the author of that article's head explode, which I would enjoy.
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« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2009, 02:00:06 pm »

That's similar to FirstRead's list and I don't buy that those are all names on his final shortlist
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