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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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Judge Ruben Castillo
Year born: 1954
Education: Loyola University, J.D. Northwestern University School of Law
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Castillo is a former assistant U.S. attorney for Chicago and was counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. He was nominated to the bench by Clinton in 1994.
Experience: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, private practice, Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois