Supreme Court

Candidates to replace Justice John Paul Stevens

The White House is searching for a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens. The list includes some of those President Obama considered last year, when he chose Sonia Sotomayor, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. At this point, White House aides, Democrats familiar with the process inside the administration and legal experts consider 6 candidates in the lead while others still bear watching.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Year born: 1960
Education: Yale University, J.D. University of Chicago Law School

The Democrat from Minnesota is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago law school and was a prosecutor before her election to the Senate in 2006. A major downside: her successor would be named by the state's Republican governor, Tim Pawlenty.

Experience: Senator, Former Minnesota Attorney General

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