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John Paul Stevens Retiring? Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice.

Publication Date: 
April 02, 2010
The Huffington Post
Shriram Harid

Professors Pamela Karlan and Kathleen Sullivan are mentioned in this Huffington Post article on potential candidates to the U.S. Supreme Court if Justice John Paul Stevens chooses to retire. Shriram Harid filed this story:

In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire from the High Court. That deadline is fast approaching.

The anchor of the court's liberal wing, Justice Stevens has made it clear that his days on the bench are numbered. Stevens told legal savant and New Yorker contributor Jeffrey Toobin the following: "You can say I will retire within the next three years. I'm sure of that."


Kathleen Sullivan is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former Dean of Stanford Law School. Insiders suggest she remains on the short list for a nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, making a Supreme Court nomination unlikely.


Pamela Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Although widely touted as a potential Supreme Court nominee, her decidedly liberal disposition would likely generate stiff opposition in the Senate.