Supreme Court Update #2: While You're In The Neighborhood, Please Stop By
Conferences happen a lot at Georgetown Law School, many with names like “Fair and Independent Courts in a New Era.” But this week's conference by that name was dedicated to Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Court, and at least two of the women on President Obama's reported short list for the Court were in town for the event. After news leaked that one potential nominee, Judge Diane Wood, was scheduled to meet with the President, "Television cameras filmed Ms. Wood on Wednesday as she walked through the crowd of legal scholars and judges," reported the New York Times. Wood told reporters "she had long planned to attend the conference and would not answer any questions at the event about the Supreme Court." Also on the speakers' list for the conference: Solicitor General Elena Kagan, left, who like Wood is already a target of conservative Web sites opposing Obama's potential nominees.
Meanwhile, Court buzz also followed the Washington arrival of Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, in town for a clean-air summit and the President's announcement of new fuel-efficiency standards.
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