Senate Democrats Seen As Possible Court Nominees (ABC News)



Court watchers say three Senate Democrats, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 of New York, are possible nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, notes ABC News.

Gillibrand, a graduate of Dartmouth and of the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, “worked as an attorney in New York and as a special counsel to the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration before getting elected to Congress. She also served as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. (The judge for whom she clerked there has said she would have made a good judge.)” writes ABC News.

“Gillibrand, 49, would be the youngest justice on the bench if confirmed. But a spokesman for Gillibrand said the senator is ‘quite happy’ in the Senate, and wants to stay there. The New York Democrat, who was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009, is also seen as a potential presidential candidate.”

Read the full story, published 2/17/16 by ABC News.

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