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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 07:31 PM
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Obama interviews Diane Wood for Supreme Court
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Source: Associated Press

Judge Diane Pamela Wood, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 31, 1995
59 Years Old
J.D. University of Texas School of Law

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama interviewed federal judge Diane Wood of Chicago on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court, the fourth candidate known to have had face-to-face talks with the president, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press.

Wood met with Obama in the Oval Office and also interviewed separately with Vice President Joe Biden. The source familiar with those sessions spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the privacy of Obama's deliberations.

The president appears to be homing in on a decision. He has done sit-down interviews in recent days with at least three other finalists: Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appeals court judges Merrick Garland, who serves in the District of Columbia, and Sidney Thomas, who is based in Montana.

Tuesday also marked 25 days since Justice John Paul Stevens announced his plans to retire from the court this summer. By comparison, that is exactly the period of time Obama took last year in evaluating candidates before nominating Sonia Sotomayor to succeed Justice David Souter, who also retired.

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Thanks to Tx4obama for the heads up.
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  -Obama interviews Diane Wood for Supreme Court usregimechange  May-04-10 07:31 PM   #0 
  - Like her. Too old. nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-10 07:33 PM   #1 
  - I agree she would be great but we can surely can find someone in their 40s early 50s  usregimechange   May-04-10 07:36 PM   #2 
  - Although Ginsburg was sworn in at 60 and has been there for 16 years, 8 months, 26 days  usregimechange   May-04-10 07:38 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, but Thomas and Roberts were darned young when appointed. nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-10 07:41 PM   #4 
  - Very true Thomas was 43 and Roberts 50 and I don't think Thomas is close to retiring  usregimechange   May-04-10 07:44 PM   #6 
  - Hate to say it, but we might be lucky if we get another  nyy1998   May-04-10 09:54 PM   #16 
  - um 59 is not old  Mari333   May-04-10 11:06 PM   #22 
  - 59 years old is too old for a woman to be a Supreme Ct. Justice?  CountAllVotes   May-04-10 07:42 PM   #5 
  - Since I created this:  usregimechange   May-04-10 07:45 PM   #7 
  - Women live longer than men, generally. We just don't know...nt  CTyankee   May-04-10 07:49 PM   #8 
     - That's true, limited data on that  usregimechange   May-04-10 07:50 PM   #9 
  - It's got nothing to do with gender  Sebastian Doyle   May-04-10 08:03 PM   #12 
  - Since Republicans started appointing folks under 50. nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-10 10:39 PM   #20 
  - Hook 'em  PfcHammer   May-04-10 07:53 PM   #10 
  - I hope that one of the deciding factors is NOT that she's a Protestant  Tx4obama   May-04-10 07:54 PM   #11 
  - 41 would be nice  usregimechange   May-04-10 08:23 PM   #13 
  - This gal is brilliant though imo  usregimechange   May-04-10 09:25 PM   #14 
  - It's all about age??? Gee, and not a word about case history...  whereaminow   May-04-10 09:26 PM   #15 
  - agree +1,000,000 !!  CountAllVotes   May-04-10 10:03 PM   #17 
  - I think I'd like her more than candidates like Kagan and Garland  mvd   May-04-10 10:26 PM   #19 
  - My ideal justice would be  seabeckind   May-04-10 10:09 PM   #18 
  - Her age is a bit of a negative, but  mr_liberal   May-04-10 11:01 PM   #21 

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