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

April 23, 2010  |  

(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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