Florida Justice Raoul G. Cantero III is gaining support as a possible contender for the U.S. Supreme Court. Court watchers say his ties to the president's brother, conservative views and Cuban-American background may help such a campaign. But Cantero isn't well known in conservative legal circles nationally, and his state judge role might be a problem. Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter, both from state courts, were seen as surprising conservative observers with some of their decisions.
Fla. Justice Gets Backing for U.S. Supreme Court Seat
Daily Business Review
July 7, 2005