Friday, May 23, 2003

Speculation over Supreme Court includes Judge Luttig and Wilkinson

The UPI has this article guessing who might be nominated to the United States Supreme Court this year, and it discusses as possible candidates Judge Luttig and Wilkinson of the Fourth Circuit.

The flipside of this issue is that the elevation of one of these judges would lead to yet another change on the Fourth Circuit, which includes already two Bush appointees, Judges Gregory and Shedd, the nominating process for Allyson Duncan and Claude Allen is in the works, and Judge Emory Widener (from SW VA) is reportedly taking senior status in the fall - which could mean as many as six new judges in less than three years, all picked by President Bush. (Judge Gregory was also nominated by President Clinton.)

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