The White House appears ready to move quickly on a Supreme Court nominee should Justice John Paul Stevens decide to retire before the end of the term, with the short list of candidates reportedly including Solicitor General Elena Kagan, appeals court Judges Diane Wood and Merrick Garland, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. There seems to be less chatter about the possible replacement than usual, though conservatives speculate that liberals will be unenthusiastic about the presumed front-runner, Kagan.
White House Said to Have Short List Ready for Justice Stevens' Slot
The National Law Journal
March 22, 2010