I have to be honest with you and say that I really have no idea. I don’t know up-and-coming judges or the type of people who Presidents usually end up nominating for the Supreme Court. It would be different if there were clear political leaders who might be candidates for leaving elective office for the Court but I don’t really see a Charles Evans Hughes or William Howard Taft or James Byrnes-type of candidate.
Well, that’s not true. There is one. California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris. The former San Francisco D.A. was one of the earliest Obama supporters back in Northern California when we were gathering 10 people in an art gallery for a “fundraiser” and had no problem getting in her car and driving from San Francisco to Sacramento to talk about her belief in Obama — and this was EARLY in the campaign…like February 2007 early.
Anyway, Kamala is a superstar. People who don’t know who she is should remember what I am saying here. There is no ceiling for her. I could totally see her on the Supreme Court. I could also see her as Attorney General of the United States. Governor of California. Vice President. And, yes, even President. She would be a solid Supreme Court nominee for Obama and has the experience. So, Kamala Harris is the one person I can think of.
I know I have a few readers who follow the judiciary and the Supreme Court in the same way that I study the Presidents and Presidency, so feel free to throw out any of your suggestions in the replies to this post.