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Who Would Obama Pick For The Supreme Court?

Publication Date: 
November 17, 2008
Los Angeles Times
David G. Savage

Lecturer in Law Thomas C. Goldstein, co-teacher for the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about the composition of the Supreme Court under Obama:

Barack Obama's election probably does not herald a new liberal era at the Supreme Court, since none of the conservative justices -- who are in the majority -- is expected to retire in the next four years.

But if liberals cannot take control, Obama's win has them pushing for a strong voice for social justice on the high court.


"I think it's a virtual certainty Obama would appoint a woman. It's absurd that the Supreme Court has only one woman, and everyone recognizes it," said Thomas Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who practices before the high court.