Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Possible choices for Scalia's seat

Even though the juvenile sissies running the Republican party's side of Congress have said that they won't consider any person President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court, that doesn't meant the Prez won't do it.  And he should, if only to demonstrate the dishonorable recalcitrance of McConnell and Co.

The Washington Post has an article about who Obama is considering:

Here are judges the White House is considering for the Supreme Court

"The candidates under consideration include two judges who joined the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2013, Sri Srinivasan and Patricia A. Millett; Jane L. Kelly, an Iowan appointed that year to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit; Paul J. Watford, a judge since 2012 on the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; and a lower-court judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson, appointed in 2013 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia."

"Another name being vetted by the White House is one with a longer judicial record: Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. He is a moderate who has served on the court for nearly two decades and was considered by Obama for a previous Supreme Court vacancy."
So, should a judge as esteemed and experienced as the honorable Merrick Garland become a piƱata, John Cornyn?

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