Will a Friend of Justice Clarence Thomas Join the Court?
Posted in Courts by Ken Thomas
The WaPo article
says much more about Justice Thomas than it does about Obama's possible nominee, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears. Thomas has played a low-key role in helping black judicial nominees, including Democrats.
Other facts about her: She is an army brat, attended Cornell and Emory law, with an LL.M from UVA, appointed by Zell Miller, and is married to a former Deputy Mayor of NY, under Ed Koch.
For pros and cons on other possibilities, note this Jan Crawford Greenburg co-authored piece. From all of this, Gov. Granholm looks more likely, at least on paper. Or is there no such thing as too many Chicagoans?
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Obama will try to appoint someone who might move Kennedy or one of the conservative justices to the left.
David Frisk is probably right. And that wouldn't be Sears, who is a very classy and richly experienced woman, but not a great const. scholar or anything like that.