Question of the Week

Who Would You Nominate to the High Court? And What Choice Do You Think Obama or Romney Might Make?


Now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is looking like his party’s nominee, speculation has begun on who he would nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court if he is elected and finds himself with a vacancy to fill. Among Reuters’ predictions are former Solicitor General Paul Clement, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Diane Sykes of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

So this week, we’d like to ask you what we last asked three years ago, before now-Justices Sonia Sotomayor or Elena Kagan were nominated: Who would you nominate to the Supreme Court? Do you think a sitting judge or law dean should get the nod, or should a practicing lawyer be considered? And who do you think President Obama or Romney would pick?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Have You Ever Left a Good Job Over Your Co-Workers’ Behavior? Or Fired a ‘Bad Apple’?

Featured answer:

Posted by Jeanne McKnight: “I refused an offer of employment from a firm where I had been a law clerk during law school because of sexual harassment by one partner and overbearing behavior by another partner. I regret that I did not report the harassment to my law school, because another female student was similarly targeted later, and I also regret that I didn’t tell the firm the reason I didn’t accept its employment offer. This was more than 25 years ago.”

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