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  Who would you nominate to replace Breyer?
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Sri Srinivasan
 
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Neal Katyal
 
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Paul Watford
 
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Amit Mehta
 
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Leslie Abrams Gardner
 
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Ketanji Brown Jackson
 
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Leondra Kruger
 
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Tamika Montgomery-Reeves
 
#9
Fabiana Pierre-Louis
 
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Andrea Wood
 
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Kingpoleon
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« on: January 13, 2021, 02:45:14 PM »
« edited: January 13, 2021, 04:24:12 PM by Kingpoleon »

Sri Srinivasan(b. 1967) - Chief Judge of Appeals Court for DC
Neal Katyal(b. 1970) - Former Deputy Solicitor General, most active minority lawyer before the Supreme Court
Paul Watford(b. 1967), black man - Ninth Circuit Judge
Amit Mehta(b. 1971), Indian man - DC District Judge
Andrea Wood(b. 1973), black woman - Northern Illinois District Judge
Leslie Abrams Gardner(b. 1974), black woman - Middle Georgia District Judge
Ketanji Brown Jackson(b. 1970), black woman - DC District Judge
Leondra Kruger(b. 1976), black woman - CA Supreme Justice
Tamika Montgomery-Reeves(b. 1981), black woman - Delaware Supreme Justice
Fabiana Pierre-Louis(b. 1980), black woman - New Jersey Supreme Justice

Danielle Conway, Dean of Penn State Law; Camille Nelson, Dean of William Richardson Law; and Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of Boston University Law, are all more academic choices, but since none of them is particularly distinguished, I find them very unlikely picks. If a Law Dean is nominated, I think Jennifer Martinez at Stanford is most likely.

Normally, Watford, Srinivasan, and Katyal would be at the very top of the list, and I would still prefer one of them. Out of the alternatives, however, I think TMR and FPL are the best picks politically - if Bidenís first priority is to have young Justices who will pass the Senate, he will nominate one of them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 03:38:29 PM »

Easily go with one of the 3 youngest on the list unless they have an obvious weakness.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 03:45:57 PM »

My short list:

Jacqueline Nguyen: 55 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Denny Chin: 66 Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Sri Srinivasan: 53, D.C Circuit Court of Appeals

Loretta Lynch: 61, Former U.S Attorney General

Preet Bharara: 52, Former U.S Attorney, Southern District of New York

Amy Klobuchar: 60, U.S Senator (D-MN)

George Gascon: 66, District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Andrew Cuomo: 63, Governor of New York

Tiffany Caban: 33, Public Defender, Candidate for Queens County District Attorney in 2019, Candidate for New York City Council in 2021.

If the list you gave was the only choices, I'd go  with Montgomery-Reeves or Srinivasan.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 03:56:50 PM »

Judge Jackson would 100% be my first choice.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 04:41:29 PM »

Breyer isn't retiring anytime soon, he is healthy
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 04:52:28 PM »

Neal Katyal was last seen arguing for child slavery.
So Iím going to take a pass on him.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 05:55:06 PM »

Neal Katyal was last seen arguing for child slavery.

So Iím going to take a pass on him.
This is an oddly conservative take, attacking a lawyer for who they represent.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 07:37:56 PM »
« Edited: January 13, 2021, 07:42:30 PM by Gulf Coastal Elite »

Neal Katyal was last seen arguing for child slavery.

So I’m going to take a pass on him.
This is an oddly conservative take, attacking a lawyer for who they represent.
Nestlé is not exactly an indigent defendant, and Katyal is certainly not working pro bono.

Voted Srinivasan of these options.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 07:46:09 PM »

According to a Yahoo! article nearly five years ago, Judge Srinivasan has "a deep respect for the need for strict objectivity and impartiality in the task of judging." If that's true, then that is exactly what we need on the Supreme Court -- for all nine seats.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 08:29:43 PM »

Neal Katyal was last seen arguing for child slavery.

So Iím going to take a pass on him.
This is an oddly conservative take, attacking a lawyer for who they represent.
Prominent former SGs who also teach at Georgetown have allot of leeway in the clients they take and multinationals are not exactly hurting for representation and itís not a criminal case in event. He absolutely did not need to be arguing in front of the Supreme Court that corporations canít be sued under the ATS.

When you couple his shameless corporate work with his Ďextreme centristí self description, itís pretty clear that this is a guy who is on board with the Fedsocís extremist agenda to read any responsibility for excluding corporate actions from any sort of legal responsibilities while simultaneously inventing special rights for them whole cloth(see basically every FAA case for the last 30 years) but like, doesnít want to undue Roe any more than necessary.

Those people donít belong on any federal court.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 11:00:29 PM »

I mean, I would nominate Neomi Rao.

Biden's likeliest choice is probably Leondra Kruger, given that she's probably the youngest qualified black woman candidate for the Supreme Court and as a fellow Californian Jamaican-American I'd expect Kamala to be pulling for her. Other qualified black women, including Judge Jackson, are older by a span of several years.

If Biden gets a second choice, which I doubt, I assume he'll go with Srinivasan, because he might be the judge most obviously being groomed for SCOTUS in the entire federal judiciary. Srinivasan is starting to get up there in years, though; he's older than Gorsuch or Barrett (though younger than Kavanaugh, OTOH). Continuing with the California Supreme Court as a source of judges to be elevated, I can see Biden going with Cuellar as a second choice.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2021, 02:28:22 PM »

I think Ketanji Brown Jackson is the obvious choice for his first. Its way too early, but I pick Preet Bharara for the second.

But Biden needs to stop saying he will pick some demographic for every position.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 09:42:50 AM »

Looking at this list, it should be either Leondra Kruger, Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, or Tamika Montgomery-Reeves. It's important to sometimes pull people from the outside the federal judiciary. They are also quite young too. Tamika Montgomery-Reeves would be a great pick because she's also from Delaware, sitting on the highest court of the home state of the President of the United States. A nomination like that (of that age) would definitely be a shot across the bow.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2021, 12:22:43 AM »

Tamika MontgomeryĖReeves since she's the youngest.
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