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Pressure Groups Begin To Weigh In

Publication Date: 
May 01, 2009
Source: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Garance Franke-Ruta

The Washington Post lists Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and Professor Pamela S. Karlan among the possible replacements for the retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter:

The New Agenda, a nonpartisan women's group founded during the heady days of the 2008 presidential race, called on President Obama to fill the soon to be vacant seat "with a qualified woman."

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New Agenda's list of "exemplar candidates for the Supreme Court seat" includes: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Kathleen Sullivan, dean of the Stanford Law School; Judge Diane Pamela Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears; Judge Kimberly McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Sandra Lea Lynch, chief judge of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan; Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Stanford University Law Professor Pamela S. Karlan.