Janice Rogers Brown to Supreme Court?
Following up on Pozinski's post re the confirmation of Justice (I guess now-Judge) Brown to the DC Circuit, the speculation must now begin: will Bush nominate her to the Supreme Court if there is indeed a vacancy this summer (which I am not convinced yet there will be)? Tom Goldstein mentions Brown as a "top candidate" for nomination. Such a nomination would drive liberals mad, and would be well-received amongst Bush's core social conservatives. Moreover, such a move would be good strategy given that the Democrats agreed not to filibuster her to the DC Circuit. Although the Dems could argue that "extraordinary circumstances" to the Supreme Court is different from "extraordinary circumstances" to the DC Circuit, such a fine distinction may not be so easily made.
My prediction: Bush does nominate her, and we can prepare for the most bitter confirmation battle in history.