Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Yahoo News and other sources are reporting that the President will announce his choice to replace Justice O'Connor this evening in a primetime speech at 9pm tonight. From Yahoo news, it is still uncertain who will be selected:
One list that circulated was top-heavy with the names of women. Judge Edith Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans was among them. Another female candidate thought to have been under consideration was Edith Hollan Jones, who also serves on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Bush said he had considered "a variety of people, people from different walks of life."
On Capitol Hill, it was anyone's guess.
ThinkProgress has a new Supreme Court website with updates.