An alternative short list for the high court

Law professors say whom they would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court. Are any on the president's radar?

, The National Law Journal

Is New York Law School's Annette Gordon-Reed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning law professor/historian, on President Obama's Supreme Court "short list"? Or, Alabama lawyer Bryan Stevenson, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award recipient and tireless advocate on behalf of indigent defendants and prisoners? How about veteran consumer rights champion Alan Morrison and University of Notre Dame Law School Dean Patricia O'Hara? Probably not. But they appear on the short lists of more than a dozen constitutional law and Supreme Court scholars we asked to step into Obama's shoes to pick a nominee to succeed retiring Justice David Souter.

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