Potential Obama nominees to high court

May 1, 2009 5:14:40 AM PDT
Among the people President Barack Obama is likely to consider to replace Justice David Souter[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

  • -- Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • -- Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.
  • -- U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a former Harvard University law professor.
  • -- Pam Karlan, a professor at Stanford Law School.
  • -- Harold Koh, a Yale University law professor recently nominated to serve as legal adviser at the State Department.
  • -- Judge Margaret McKeown of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
  • -- Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.
  • -- Judge Johnnie Rawlinson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
  • -- Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
  • -- Kathleen Sullivan, former dean of Stanford Law School.
  • -- Cass Sunstein, a Harvard University law professor recently nominated to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
  • -- Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
  • -- Judge Diane Wood of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

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