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EndarkenedRationalist
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3/10/2016 6:30:35 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
A source has reported that 5 - and only 5 - candidates are under consideration for a nomination to the Supreme Court. They are:

Sri Srinivisan, Jane Kelly, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Paul Watford, and Merrick Garland.

Srinivisan is a US Circuit Judge for the DC Court of Appeals. He was nominated in 2012 and confirmed in 2013. Before that, he was Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He clerked in the 4th circuit for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III and, later, for Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Kelly is a US Circuit Judge for the 8th Circuit US Court of Appeals. She was nominated and confirmed in 2013. She was the supervising attorney in Cedar Rapids for nearly 15 years. She clerked for David Hansen, a judge in the 8th Circuit Appeals Court. Incidentally, she was in president Obama's graduating class and has the support of Republican Senator and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Charles Glassley.

Jackson is a US District Judge for the DC area. She was nominated in 2009 and confirmed in 2010 to the US Sentencing Commission. For her time as a District Judge, she was nominated in 2012 and confirmed in 2013. She has clerked for 3 federal justices, including US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Incidentally, her husband in Paul Ryan's brother-in-law.

Watford is a US Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated in 2011 and confirmed in 2012. He clerked for Ginsberg from 95-96 and has authored or edited nearly 20 briefs for the Supreme Court.

Garland is the Chief Judge for the DC US Court of Appeals. He was nominated and confirmed in 1997 and became Chief Judge in 2013. He served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General from 1979-81. Right before that, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Incidentally, he greatly admires both Brennan and John Marshall.

Which of these, if any, do you believe most likely to become/capable of becoming the next Supreme Court Justice? Why? If none of them, who would be a better selection?
1harderthanyouthink
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3/10/2016 7:47:54 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
Maryanne Trump
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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3/11/2016 1:17:57 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 3/11/2016 1:15:32 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 3/10/2016 7:47:54 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Maryanne Trump

Now that would be interesting, wouldn't it? Imagine some of the rulings.

Well, she definitely won't overturn Roe v. Wade.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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EndarkenedRationalist
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3/11/2016 2:20:41 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 3/11/2016 1:23:06 AM, TN05 wrote:
No Democrat appointee will ever be acceptable to me.

You can't be one of the loons who's absolutely against any confirmation before the Preaident even makes a nomination.
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3/11/2016 3:11:36 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 3/11/2016 2:20:41 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 3/11/2016 1:23:06 AM, TN05 wrote:
No Democrat appointee will ever be acceptable to me.

You can't be one of the loons who's absolutely against any confirmation before the Preaident even makes a nomination.

I think, at the very least, we are entitled to three Borkings. Two for Thomas and Bork, and one for interest.
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3/11/2016 4:08:22 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Sri Sri is the one I keep hearing about of the 5 that were listed
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