Souter’s Exit Opens Door For A More Influential Justice
Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and Professor Pamela S. Karlan are among the candidates mentioned in an article in The New York Times that examines who might be a fitting replacement for the retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter:
It is not clear, though, who might step into that role now. The lower courts are filled with judges appointed by Republican presidents or by President Bill Clinton, who tended to appoint moderates. Should Mr. Obama want a big liberal voice, he might have to look to the legal academy. Kathleen M. Sullivan and Pamela S. Karlan, both professors at Stanford Law School, are often mentioned as possibilities.