On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh theorized that President Barack Obama will appoint Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation this morning, to a vacant Supreme Court post.
“There may be a Supreme Court vacancy, and I can see Barack Obama nominating Eric Holder to fill it,” Limbaugh said. He went on to say that it would be make the process “easier” if Holder returned to private law practice first, rather than making the jump directly from Attorney General to Supreme Court justice.
Many have suggested Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 81 years old, should resign before President Obama’s term ends for fear that a Republican president would take over in 2017. But Ginsburg has recently pushed back at those assertions, saying it is “misguided” to believe that President Obama could appoint someone like her if she steps down, because Republicans will do everything they can to make sure that person is not confirmed.
So it appears Mr. Holder would not appear on the bench any time soon, if Ginsburg has her way.
[h/t Matt Lewis]
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