May 21, 2009

MAKING MS KAGAN EVEN MORE LIKELY:

Obama Reaches Out to GOP on Supreme Court Pick (Paul Bedard, 5/21/09, US News: Washington Whispers)

In the calls, welcomed by the GOP, the president is not making any commitments, and Republicans aren't offering potential names. But there has been a sense from the GOP side that the president is interested in a speedy nomination and confirmation and one without a bloody fight. Republicans say that should Obama pick a "mainstream" judge to replace the retiring David Souter, it's likely confirmation could come in about three months.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 21, 2009 5:02 PM
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