SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

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The alma mater of JPS's replacement will be...

Harvard
37
43%
Yale
9
10%
Some other TTT (explain)
40
47%
 
Total votes: 86

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:41 pm

Rand M. wrote:Elena Kagan is the youngest name seriously being considered. I think this gives her the edge; she has got to be the odds on favorite at this point. She is not favored against the field or anything, but I wouldn't bet on anyone over her.

Napolitano's only three years older than her. I don't think the age difference is big enough to give Kagan an edge, there are other "younger" names being considered.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:44 pm

Maybe President Obama will appoint himself.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:50 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Maybe President Obama will appoint himself.

I had proposed he would appoint his wife, to some classmates. Some liked it.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby firebreathingliberal » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:40 am

vanwinkle wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Maybe President Obama will appoint himself.

I had proposed he would appoint his wife, to some classmates. Some liked it.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/sheldon-whitehouse-and-4_b_531949.html

Interesting blog about some "out of the box" nominees for SCOTUS. I like Whitehouse.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby crackberry » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:49 am

Question: why were Pam Karlan and Kathleen Sullivan discussed so seriously to replace Souter but not at all in the mix to replace Stevens?

Truth be told, I'm actually sort of happy about this. I wanted one of them to replace Souter because it would have given Stanford another justice after losing two in two years (Rehnquist and O'Connor), but now since I'm actually going to SLS, I'm glad they'll be staying put.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby Boba Fett » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:59 am

Seth Waxman.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby OneKnight » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:09 am

I'd bet a large amount of money it will not be Cass Sunstein :P
If it's Wood it'll be neither H nor Y but T

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby clintonius » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:05 am

firebreathingliberal wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Maybe President Obama will appoint himself.

I had proposed he would appoint his wife, to some classmates. Some liked it.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/sheldon-whitehouse-and-4_b_531949.html

Interesting blog about some "out of the box" nominees for SCOTUS. I like Whitehouse.

Heh, a friend of mine at GW sent that article to me. Said Turley would be a joke of a nominee. I know nothing about him other than that.

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:48 am

I'm pulling for garland. He's my mother's college roommate's brother.

1) Have very questionable cnxn to someone on SCOTUS
2) ????
3) PROFIT

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Re: SCOTUS: Whose alum will get the nod?

Postby macunaima » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:13 pm

I don't think this is at all realistic, but if I had my way, he'd nominate Richard Posner. He's too old, and ideologically unpredictable. But he's the smartest judge in the country.

Sticking to what's realistic, I think Kagan is the most likely choice. Obama will get some heat from the left for the choice but it'll take some wind out of Republican opposition in the Senate.



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