Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2018, 11:08 AM

Women Waiting in Wings if Kavanaugh Nomination Fails

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

Women judges may become front-runners to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court if Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed.

There would likely be significant pressure on Trump to pick a woman from those “who would want to drive home the point that, if the nomination fails, it wasn’t because of the nominee’s political views,” Stephen I. Vladeck, a constitutional law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told Bloomberg Law via Twitter direct message.

“Presumably, there would be a view that it would be a lot harder for Democrats to object in such a case—on any ground,” ...

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