Potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Raymond Kethledge checks most of the boxes on qualifications of recent high court nominees, but those traits don’t reveal a judge who seeks solitude in nature, loves to write and handles a rifle just as well as a fishing rod.
Kethledge, 51, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit are reportedly the two leading contenders to succeed Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last week. Both judges are former clerks to Kennedy. Other contenders include Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the Seventh Circuit, and Amul Thapar, who also sits on the Sixth Circuit.
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