Ann Claire Williams, Chicago Judge, On Supreme Court Short List

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April 23, 2010 ‐ By TheEditor

(HuffingtonPost.com) — The White House has released more information about its short list of nominees to replace John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

One of the names reportedly being considered — a name that had been largely overlooked by political observers — is yet another appellate court judge with Chicago roots: Ann Claire Williams.

Most of the speculation about the Obama administration’s choice for the next Justice has centered around Solicitor General Elena Kagan and Judges Diane Wood and Merrick Garland. The latter two have strong ties to Chicago.

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  • Cecil Jones

    It befuddles me that there is not one qualified "Black Man" for the Supreme Court and this includes Justice Clarence Thomas. Why can't a Black President find just one qualified? Maybe he doesn't want to be ashamed of Dyson quoting Tupac or Snoop Dogg?

    • JjjjB

      They are out there. Don't forget When President Lydon B Johnson shoved the civil rights laws at the southern white religious democrats, they said we'll show them and they all became republicans. Wars started young americans were killed, and many of them live in VA hospitals and will be there for ever.