... edited by Kent Markus, Capital University School of Law*

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JURIST: The Legal Education Network presents this mini-Guide to future Supreme Court appointments in the Bush Administation, featuring our exclusive running log of potential Court appointees as mentioned in the national press.

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  • "The voters will know I'll put competent judges on the bench, people who will strictly interpret the Constitution and will not use the bench to write social policy. And that's going to be a big difference between my opponent and me. I believe that -- I believe that the judges ought not to take the place of the legislative branch of government, that they're appointed for life and that they ought to look at the Constitution as sacred. They shouldn't misuse their bench. I don't believe in liberal, activist judges. I believe in -- I believe in strict constructionists. And those are the kind of judges I will appoint." [1st Presidential Debate, October 3, 2000; transcript CNN]
Possible Bush Nominees

Sources (in some instances, it may be important to "consider the source"):

1 Jan Crawford Greenburg, "Supreme Opportunities for the Next President," Chicago Tribune, Mar. 12, 2000, at Perspectives p.1.

2 Rising Tide (Republican National Committee), Winter 2000.

3 Angie Cannon, "The Supremes' Future," U.S. News & World Report (5/15/00) at 18.

4 "Who Will Be the Next Supreme Court Nominee?," National Journal (6/10/00).

5 "Who May Be Leaving?," Houston Chronicle (5/25/00).

6 Holding Court with Joan Biskupic, Washingtonpost.com (3/17/00).

7 Inadmissible, Legal Times (8/14/00).

8 David G. Savage, "Supreme Stumper," ABA Journal (Oct. 2000) at 26.

9 Neil A. Lewis, "Presidential Candidates Differ Sharply on Judges They Would Appoint to Top Courts," New York Times (Oct. 8, 2000) at 28.

10 Heir Apparent?, The American Lawyer (Sept. 28, 2000).

11 Nicholas D. Kristof, "For Bush, His Toughest Call Was Whether to Enter the Campaign," NY Times (Oct. 29, 2000) at 18.

12 Joan Biskupic, Next President May Name Up to Three Justices, USA Today (9/29/00)

13 Jonathan Broder, "Supreme Issue: High Court Likely to Be Affected by November Elections," Fox News (9/13/00)

14 Lyle Denniston, "Gore, Bush Consider Choices for Supreme Court Openings," Copley Newspapers

15 Geraldine Sealey, A Retirement Revolution?, ABC News (6/21/00)

16 Law Chat with Professor Michael Dorf, CNN.com (7/27/00)

17 "Supreme Dream", Tony Mauro, Law.com (11/06/00)

18 Alexander Wohl, Contenders for the High Court, The American Prospect (Nov. 20, 2000)

19 Jonathan Groner, Bush May Need to Show Restraints in Judge Picks, Legal Times (Nov. 13, 2000)

20 Scott Carson, "Election Could Tilt Balance of Supreme Court," Kansas City Star (Nov. 4, 2000)

21 Lyle Denniston, "Politics, Race Cloud Naming of Judges to Fourth Circuit," Baltimore Sun (Jan. 8, 2001)

22 Neil A. Lewis, "Hurdles to Agenda," The New York Times (Jan. 2, 2001)

23 Siobhan Roth, Fourth Circuit Surprise, Legal Times (Jan. 1, 2001)

24 Bill Rankin, "Move to Right Seen: The President-Elect and the Supreme Court," Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Dec. 17, 2000)

25 Robert Cohen, "Election Circumstances Make Court a Knotty Problem for Bush," Newhouse News Service (Dec. 5, 2000)

26 Charles Bierbauer, Politics and the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN (January 19, 2001)

27 Foster, "When Bush Goes Courting," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Feb. 3, 2001)

28 Stuart Rothenberg, "Think the Ashcroft Battle Was Bad? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," Roll Call (Feb. 5, 2001)

29 Lee Davidson, "Hatch May Still Have a Shot at Top Court," Deseret News (Feb. 7, 2001)

30 Kirk Victor, "A Ticking Time Bomb in the Senate," National Journal (Feb. 17, 2001)

31 Robert Scheer, "The Right Now Has the Might," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Feb. 22, 2001)

32 Washington Whispers, U.S. News & World Report (May 7, 2001)

33 The Edge with Paula Zahn (Fox News Network, April 23, 2001)

34 Ramesh Ponnuru, "Speedy Gonzales: Bush's Fast-Rising Counsel," National Review (April 30, 2001)

35 Stuart Taylor, Jr., "Psst! Pass It On! The Successor to Rehnquist Will Be ...," The National Journal (April 28, 2001)

36 Joan Biskupic, "High Court Choice Complex for Bush," USA Today (Apr. 20, 2001)

37 Joan Biskupic, He Could Be the Next Supreme Court Justice, USA Today (March 18, 2002)

38 Jason Pierce, Gonzales Gets a Look for Possible Supreme Court Vacancy, The American Center for Law and Justice (March 25, 2002)

39 Lloyd Garver, Let Sleeping Lawyers Plea, CBS News, (March 7, 2002)

40 Tony Snow, Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Mara Liasson, 捻olitical Roundtable," Fox News: Fox News Sunday (March 17, 2002)

41 Tom Curry, Bush痴 Right to Pick Justices at Issue, (March 22, 2002)

42 Tony Mauro, Is Justice Kennedy Aiming for Chief Seat?, (March 1, 2002)

43 Paul Kane, "Senate Girds for Judicial Battle," Roll Call (April 8,2002)

44 David G. Savage and Janet Hook, 典he Nation; Stakes Are High in Push for Latino Court Nominee, Los Angeles Times (April 11, 2002)

45 Carl Cameron, Republicans Push Hispanic Court Nominee, Fox News (April 11,2002)

46 Bush痴 D.C. Circuit Court Nominee, Washington Weekly Review, Christian Coalition (April 11, 2002)

47 Tom Brune and Elaine S. Povich, 擢ight Looms Over Judge Nominee, Newsday (April 15, 2002)

48 Pete Williams, High court vacancy appears unlikely: History suggests otherwise, but no signs of retirement (May 2, 2002)

49 Dana Milbank, 撤erhaps He Doesn稚 Want to Be a Justice Washington Post (May 7, 2002)

50 迭epublicans New TV Show Designed to Woo Hispanics, South Florida Sun Sentinel (May 8, 2002)

51 Special Report with Brit Hume: Interview with Alberto Gonzales, Bush Lashes Out at Democrats Over Judicial Nominations, Fox News (May 9, 2002)

52 的t痴 his political views they are concerned about, American Political Network, The Hotline, vol. 10 no. 9 (May 9, 2002)

53 Squabbling Over Judges (May, 9 2002)

54 White House: Senate Confirmation Process Marks Bad Trend (May 9,2002)

55 Sonya Ross, 釘ush presses Democrats to approve judicial nominations, The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 10, 2002)

56 Jesse J. Holland, 溺ost of Appeals Court Nominees Still Awaiting Senate Action, The Legal Intelligencer (May 10, 2002)

57 Stuart Taylor, Jr, 摘nough Already! Confirm the Worthy Nominees, The National Journal (May 11, 2002)

58 Shelby Hodge, "Gonzales draws a bright spotlight, Houston Chronicle (May 13, 2002)

59 撤lacing Bets on Bush Bench, Legal Times (May 13, 2002)

60 泥emocrats Foresee No Fallout on Judges, Roll Call (May 13, 2002)

61 Anthony Cardinale, 展ith Supreme Court Stable, Journalist Plays 糎hat If?,樗 Buffalo News (May 16, 2002)

62 American Political Network, 鼎onservatives less than pleased with justice in waiting? The Hotline, vol. 10 no. 9 (May 16, 2002)

63 Bob Edwards and Juan Williams, An Interview with White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, National Public Radio, Morning Edition (June 4, 2002)

64 Jonathan Groner, 鉄takes Higher in Judicial Nominations Game: Applicants for Supreme Court Weather Interviews Marked by Concerns over Politics, Death Penalty, The Recorder (June 4, 2002)

65 Tony Mauro, Retirement Rumors, American Lawyer Media (June 10, 2002)

66 Charles Lane, Justice Kennedy痴 Future Role Pondered, Washington Post (June 17, 2002)

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Members of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Senate. To ensure an independent Judiciary and to protect judges from partisan pressures, the Constitution provides that judges serve during "good Behaviour," which has generally meant life terms. To further assure their independence, the Constitution provides that judges' salaries may not be diminished while they are in office.

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* Kent Markus took over updating of Honorable Mentions after the death of his friend Tony Sutin, Dean of the Appalachian School of Law and founding editor of this section.