Supreme Court Candidates to Replace Justice Stevens – April, 14, 2010

On April 14, 2010 this interview for SuperTalk was recorded inside Courtroom “B” of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. The subject of the retirement of United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served 35 years (appointed 1975 by Gerald Ford), is extremely noteworthy. (Click here to view his 4/9/10 announcement letter to President Obama). His replacement, soon to be nominated by President Barack Obama, is of the utmost importance. The 30 minute interview addresses Justice Stevens’ tenure and focuses on several leading potential nominees: Merrick B. Garland, judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia; Elena Kagan, U.S. solicitor general; and Diane P. Wood, judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Other possible nominees are discussed, including Sidney Thomas, Martha Minow, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, Duval Patrick – and even Hillary Clinton. Again, this interview was recorded 4/14/10 and aired on AM radio 4/17/10 before news of an additional contender, Ann Williams, who, like Diane Wood, is a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Enjoy the podcast – and stay tuned! Scott Crichton 4/23/10