View Full Version : U.S. Issues New Supreme Court justice imminent - according to Orrin Hatch

03-19-2010, 08:51 PM
The second-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hatch also said Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, the longest serving member of the court, is “likely” to announce he is stepping down next month.

That will allow Obama to name his replacement, and Hatch suggested Solicitor General Elena Kagan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as possibilities.

‘Pick Another Woman’

“I suspect he’s going to try and pick another woman or somebody from some ethnic group that hasn’t had a chance to be on the court,” Hatch said.

Replacing Stevens would be Obama’s second pick for the nine-member court. Last year he named Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice, to the court to fill the seat vacated by David Souter.


03-19-2010, 09:39 PM
I think Stevie Wonder would be a good choice.

03-20-2010, 01:23 AM
Or Michael Bloomburg.

03-20-2010, 08:31 AM
What about getting a clergyman's POV on the court? How about Rev. Jeremiah Wright?