Specter Recommends Four Women Who Are Not Judges for Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

Well, I guess now that since Arlen has spoken...

From The Blog of Legal Times (BLT):

Sen. Arlen Specter has given his list to President Barack Obama.

The former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said today that Obama had asked him to name some possible successors to Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. And Specter (D-Pa.) said he has complied, though in speaking with reporters he would only hint at the people he suggested.

“I submitted four names — all women, and none who owns a black robe,” Specter said after a speech to the American Law Institute at Washington's Mayflower Hotel.

He did not elaborate on whom he recommended. There are three female non-judges among those reported to be on Obama’s short list: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.


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