Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

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Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby chrisihat » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:09 am

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:21 am

I can't pretend my opinion is worth much, but I'd wager that he'll be Justice Watford in ten years or less.

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby vegeta » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:28 am

I'm always happy to talk about the legal employment opportunities for federal judges.

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:39 am

chrisihat wrote:So, I am sure many saw that Judge Watford recently got confirmed to the Ninth Circuit.

What does everyone think the odds are that he eventually gets nominated to SCOTUS?

Would that factor into your decision of whether or not to try and clerk for him?

Looking forward to hearing people's thoughts.


Eh... He's smart and well-liked. The problem is that conservatives seem to really like him, this might make him a risky choice for a democratic president. Especially if a democrat is replacing Ginsburg or Breyer, they can't take the risk of putting a quasi-conservative on the bench (call it a reverse-Souter). Likewise, he was put on the bench by Obama, which would probably make him off limits for a Republican President in our current political climate. I think better bets would be if a second term Obama could get Halligan or Nourse onto the bench (likewise, in the East, Judge Diaz could be a good pick for a democrat - a well respected, hispanic, Marine).

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby vegeta » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:48 am

What makes you think conservatives like him?

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby JusticeJackson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby ben4847 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:57 am

I predict he goes postal within the year.

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby chrisihat » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:06 am

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:56 pm

Next SCOTUS opening will be his as long as Obama gets reelected. Obama has done a magnificent job in terms of diversity in the federal courts. I believe he has put more black judges in the CoA than anyone ever, or very close to the most ever. He's waiting for either Ginsburg or Breyer to retire for put the 3rd black justice ever.

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Next SCOTUS opening will be his as long as Obama gets reelected. Obama has done a magnificent job in terms of diversity in the federal courts. I believe he has put more black judges in the CoA than anyone ever, or very close to the most ever. He's waiting for either Ginsburg or Breyer to retire for put the 3rd black justice ever.

What about Lohier (2d Cir.)?

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Re: Judge Watford (9th Cir.) SCOTUS Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:32 pm

If she doesn't run for Governor - Kamela Harris.




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