Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama's Supreme Court Pick (A Woman) Likely Named Within 2 Weeks

The new Supreme Court nominee will likely be named within two weeks, according to the New York Times.

Reportedly, all of the top candidates, except one, are women. The Intrade predictions market puts Sonia Sotomayor in the lead. The other top contenders, in no particular order, are Diane Wood, Kimberly Wardlaw, Elena Kagan and Jennifer Granholm.

That said, the Times piece cited above notes that secrecy is the word, and Obama is pleased that there are some on his list who are not yet known.

The 2 lesbians in the running -- Kathleen Sullivan and Pamela Karlan -- are trending pretty low on Intrade, but still hanging in there.

Hopefully the gloomy official Supreme Court photo above of 8 men and one woman will soon look like ancient history. If Obama gets to appoint 3 justices, the High Court could actually evolve to include as many as 4 women (assuming Ruth Bader Ginsberg stays).

I really wish the Supremes would get some new robes. They look like the Gothic Court of Death.