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The Supreme Appointment: Visionaries Need Not Apply, Charles W. Rhodes Apr 2010

The Supreme Appointment: Visionaries Need Not Apply, Charles W. Rhodes

Charles W Rhodes

The recent announcement of Justice John Paul Stevens that he would retire at the end of the October 2009 Term has instigated the typical media frenzy of shortlists and speculation regarding the identity of the next nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Will President Barack Obama make a bold nomination of a liberal judicial visionary to battle Justices Scalia and Thomas? Will he nominate a political officeholder who will bring a new perspective on the role of the Court? Or will he follow the recent tradition of nominating a sitting federal appellate court judge with a prestigious academic and ...