Clinton or Gillibrand for SCOTUS

Professor Bainbridge picked up on my post about the importance to New York of Gov. Cuomo choosing for top court appointments jurists who are pro-business, as well as agreeing with the Governor’s liberal views.  The Professor notes that this is equally important for President Obama, including for the Supreme Court. 

 Two examples of such liberal pro-business people who would be wonderful spring to mind: Bill Clinton, though he has already said he’s too old for the job, and his wife’s successor, Senator Kristin Gillibrand (whom I would suggest for the New York Court of Appeals, though such a job doesn’t seem likely to appeal to freshly-elected U.S. Senator).

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2 Responses

  1. Brett Bellmore says:

    While I suppose it’s not technically a legal obstacle, Supreme Court justices don’t have to be lawyers, but you really think the President should spend political capital nominating a disbarred lawyer?

  2. Joe says:

    Gillibrand has turned out to be a fine choice for senator but especially after just winning her first full term, I see little reason she would be a logical choice for court of appeals.