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Well what could be a senate showdown -- be in the works this summer over the next Supreme Court nominee so who's on president Obama's short list to replace.
This man justice John Paul Stevens and what impact will the new justice have on the High Court joining announced case that allow.
These -- chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.
That stevens' replacement will quote impact generations.
But if the president simply replaces a liberal with a liberal.
-- does that really impact the court.
But -- -- replacing nine year old liberal who by the way still in great health -- -- appear before John -- statements on a number of times almost fifteen times.
With a probably fifty year old and that means two generations of lawyers are gonna come and go before in the mall will be set.
For another two generations -- the next justice of the Supreme Court so -- it's -- liberal vote for liberal vote in all probability it's gonna be a liberal vote.
There for a long time and that always impacts the balance of how the court is.
Over the long term so -- Get -- that's he never win anything else -- let's go through the three people who were said DB.
Among the top picks.
And they are -- Diane Wood federal appeals court judge.
-- -- Kagan as solicitor general former Harvard Law School dean and Merrick Garland federal appeals court judge.
What pops out -- easily -- -- cake and here's why today her youth relatively speaking she's 49 years old would allow President Obama.
To leave a link the impact feeding right into what you just sat correct yeah and.
Also avoids the controversy of a sitting judge with a record.
-- from the Court of Appeals Diane Wood which may be his.
A president Obama's -- during as far as where -- really like to go with the selection the reality is.
-- she's been overturned by the Supreme Court a lot especially on a some of the cultural issues so that could be an issue.
Linda Kagan solicitor general the United States former dean.
Of Harvard Law School.
She would be the less controversial.
Pick of -- certainly between her and Diane -- And there's heavy -- thing was never judge she would be be -- -- -- justice who was never judge and I think that could be an asset because.
It fits right into what President Obama has said -- right past that he wants people.
Of diversity in their background and experience what he said that last time -- I say that last time when that this election it being a judge so.
In my or now justice Sotomayor.
He said -- Obama said he was looking outside of the ivory tower of the judiciary.
Where this diversity that is also lot of talk though about Merrick Garland -- the DC circuit him more moderate justice and now you're having discussions about.
The former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Leah ward who is.
Considered by many to be one of -- brightest.
Young again I think early fifties.
Classmate reminded every and is also potential -- -- the first female black.
A Chief Justice right in the area became unstable the last time around got a lot of pick.
-- -- no -- speaking of the last time around it was eleven months ago Sonia Sotomayor was nominated but the political landscape my goodness especially in the Senate -- has changed dramatically in -- Arlen Specter hold off about ten days ago and threatened a filibuster which by the -- -- never happened to with a Supreme Court nominee.
Is a filibuster.
In truth unlikely.
I think it's unlikely but I would put it off the table.
Do you song nomination like judge Diane what you probably would see at least serious talk of a filibuster whether they could.
-- that -- not the Republicans that's another story but I tell you what -- will become.
It will be -- you put that with health care and that becomes the election issue in the mid terms and there's a lot of senate seats -- -- -- -- said hello chief council on American center for launch just it's always great to see if you attacked.
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