Sunday, June 19, 2005

A Supreme Court Blogger?

The Washington Post has a look this weekend at possibly the most polarizing decision facing President Bush, short of the declaration of war with Iraq: the appointment of the next Supreme Court Justice.

Here's a list with short biographies of the top six prospects, along with their corresponding www.sportsinteraction.com odds. ["Specials", then "The Courts" - the next Chief Justice odds available as well]. See the articles for further details.

Samuel A. Alito, 55, Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 13 to 1

Emilio Garza, 58, New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 5 to 1

J. Michael Luttig, 51, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 7 to 1

Michael McConnell, 50, Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 7 to 1

John G. Roberts, 50, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: 6.5 to 1

James Harvie Wilkinson III, 60, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 5 to 1

I just put down a meager $5 on the man highlighted in the above article: Texan J. Michael Luttig. Sounds exactly like the kind of nominee Bush would put forward when a vacancy opens, although the President does have a tendency to surprise. Wouldn't it be something if he went and picked a flyer, dropping blogger Richard A. Posner, 60, currently at the University of Chicago, onto the bench? Sportsinteraction has pegged those odds at 51 to 1... No word yet from the oddsmakers on Instapundit's vote: Eugene Volokh of UCLA and the Volokh Conspiracy.


Blogger The Tiger said...

I notice that Thomas is creeping up on Scalia in the odds, though Anita Hill is pondering a public comeback for any confirmation hearings...

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