He's the latest flavor of the week on the rapidly changing menu of potential Supreme Court Nominees: Michael McConnell, a mild-mannered yet controversial 10th Circuit judge. But as scrutiny of his record intensifies, it's hard for many to decide exactly what McConnell is: conservative, liberal or a perplexing blend. Players in the increasingly frenzied Supreme Court sweepstakes place McConnell at or near the top of the list of possible picks for the high court if a vacancy occurs this month.
On the Trail of the Latest High Court Contender
June 6, 2005