If you haven’t heard, Supreme Court Justice David Souter, appointed by Bush I but turning out to be quite the moderate-liberal, will be stepping down at the end of this term from the bench.
Souter’s Replacements1 05 2009
And, of course, there’s a lot of speculation as to who will replace him.
The only reason I post this is because Electoral-Vote.com has a great list of potential replacements and why they would be the primo-pick. There seems to be some pressure on Pres. Obama to pick a woman to stand with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and there is no shortage of excellent women in the judicial field with other demographic qualifications, including open lesbian Kathleen Sullivan, an appellate lawyer and a professor of law at Stanford University. She would be the first openly LGBT person to serve on the Supreme Court. Sullivan has a long and successful career in the law… as do all of the other candidates mentioned in that article, as well as this list by the Daily Kos.
Do I think the President should pick one based on their minority status? Absolutely not. But it’s nice to dream, yea?