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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Hispanic for the Supreme Court

From the International Herald Tribune:

The likelihood that President George W. Bush will turn to a Hispanic candidate like Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, or another minority lawyer or woman to fill the newest vacancy on the Supreme Court has increased greatly, Republicans and former White House officials said Sunday.

When Bush was preparing for a possible vacancy last spring, White House officials put together a list of nearly a dozen potential candidates. The list included several sitting federal appeals court judges, all of whom could be described as conservative, although each would have brought a different political and philosophical profile to the confirmation process. The list also included Gonzales, Bush's longtime confidant from his days as governor of Texas and White House counsel during his first term as president.

The Hispanic National Bar Association already sent a list of potential Hispanic nominees to the President.

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