WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is believed to have had
a short list to replace Supreme Court Justices David Souter.
One possibility is the current U.S. Solicitor General, Elena
Kagan. She's a former law professor at Obama's alma mater, Harvard
Another well-known name who might make the list is Massachusetts
Gov. Deval Patrick.
Most of the rest of the likely possibilities are sitting federal
judges. Among them are Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois, Margaret McKeown of the 9th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, and Diane Wood of
the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
Law professors Pam Karlan of Stanford and Cass Sunstein of
Harvard might also make the list.