President Barack Obama will nominate a replacement to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens no later than May 26.
But a senior administration official said it’s “entirely likely” that the president’s pick will come “well before then.” The HillThe possible nominees include:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Elena Kagan, 49, the U.S. solicitor general; Diane Wood, a U.S. appeals court judge in Chicago; Merrick Garland, a U.S. appeals court judge in Washington, D.C.; and Sidney Thomas, a judge on a San Francisco appeals court. WaPoI'm going to take a wild guess for fun and say it will be none of those or it's Janet Napolitano, which means he'd have to find a new Homeland Security Secretary.
Today, Obama wishes the retiring Justice, John Paul Stevens, Happy 90th Birthday.