Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and NY senator and current Secretary of State to President Barack Obama, was named a possible Supreme Court nominee by Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch while appearing on NBC’s Today Show.
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Clinton’s first opportunity to take one of the Court’s nine seats would presumably come with the retiring of Justice John Paul Stevens.
“I happen to like Hillary Clinton, I think she’s done a good job for the Democrats,” Hatch said, “and I have high respect for her, and think a great deal of her.”
Other potential candidates for the seat include Federal Judge Merrick Garland, Federal Appellate Judge Diane Wood and Solicitor General Elena Kagan.