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Wed Jan 26, 2022, 01:30 PM

Biden Short List

https://www.stltoday.com/a-shortlist-of-potential-nominees-to-replace-breyer-on-the-supreme-court/article_ee56a738-e6dc-5828-8091-16fa22aed3fa.html

-DC Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

-California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger

-South Carolina US District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs

Other names that have been floated

District Judge Wilhelmina "Mimi" Wright, a judge on Minnesota's federal district court whose consideration would likely please Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota Democrat who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

Circuit Judge Eunice Lee, a former New York public defender whom Biden nominated to the Second Circuit on the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Circuit Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, an alumna of Chicago's public defender's office whose appointment by Biden to the Seventh Circuit was cheered by Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin of Illinois.

Sherrilyn Ifill, a civil rights attorney who recently announced plans to step down from her role as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

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TheProle Jan 2022 OP
bucolic_frolic Jan 2022 #1
onenote Jan 2022 #4
Trueblue1968 Jan 2022 #5
onenote Jan 2022 #6
BlackSkimmer Jan 2022 #8
Torchlight Jan 2022 #9
2naSalit Jan 2022 #2
onenote Jan 2022 #3
LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2022 #7

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 01:57 PM

1. Any nominee

with part of their name sounding "African" will surely cause cranial explosions on the right.

I doubt it will be someone from California, or other Democratic strongholds.

So my hunch is Judge Jackson, Childs, or Wright.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:24 PM

4. Wright, like Ifill, is closer to 60 than 50 and probably won't get nominated.

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Response to onenote (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:30 PM

5. May Wiley is middle age ... 58

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:33 PM

6. Out of the past 14 SCOTUS nominees

only one has been older than 57. Only four were 55 or older. This goes all the way back to 1981.

It will be a total shock if it's not someone under 55.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 06:12 PM

8. Lol, as much as I liked to think I was middle aged at 58...

You’d have to live to 116. Just sayin’.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 06:18 PM

9. Accurate.

The three most referenced English dictionaries (as well as AP Styleguide) lists Middle Age as between 45 and 65. Which finds me in the middle of the middle. I feel younger just typing that.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:04 PM

2. Ms. ifill gets my vote.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:21 PM

3. Nope. I want someone closer to 50 than to 60. Ifill turns 60 this year.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 04:34 PM

7. I have been a fan of Sherrilyn Ifill for a long time

She would be a great choice

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