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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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California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno

Year born: 1948
Education: Yale University, J.D. Stanford Law School

Moreno gave up a federal judgeship for a spot on the California high court in 2001. He voted with the majority of the court in 2008 striking down state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage. After voters approved Proposition 8, amending the state Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, he was the only vote on the court against it.

Experience: Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Former Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney, private practice, Former judge on Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Former judge on U.S. Court for the Central District of California

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