The Supreme Court Short List

Apr 13, 2010 7:01am

Knowledgeable sources tell ABC News that the fewer than 10 possible US Supreme Court nominees on President Obama’s short list include the following:

1.  Solicitor General Elena Kagan‬‪

2.  Judge Merrick Garland (DC Circuit Court)‬‪

3.  Judge Diane Wood (7th circuit, Chicago)‬‪

4.  Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm‬‪ (D)

5.  Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears‬‪

6.  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano‬‪

7.  Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow‬‪

8. Judge Sidney Thomas (9th circuit, in San Francisco)

There are others whom the president might consider who aren’t on this list – White House official Cass Sunstein, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, is being pushed by some on the Hill – but the above are on the short list, sources say.

- jpt

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