Friday, June 03, 2005

Supreme Court Speculations

Powerline links to speculations that Chief Justice Rehnquist will retire within the next month and that President Bush will nominate Judge Michael McConnell of the 10th Circuit to replace him. I'd seen that rumor before, and Judge McConnell seems like he would be a pretty solid Supreme Court Justice. What I didn't know is that Judge McConnell received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Yes, that's right: we could have a Spartan on the Supreme Court.* Heaven help us.

*It appears that the last Supreme Court Justice who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School was Frank W. Murphy, who was on the Court from 1940-1949. One thing in Justice Murphy's favor is that he was from Michigan, while Judge McConnell was born in Kentucky.


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