Tuesday, July 19, 2005
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Bush to Announce Supreme Court Nominee Tonight

President Bush is set to announce his nominee to fill Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court tonight at 8 PM Central time. Speculation of who the nominee will be is centering on Judge Edith Clement, who currently serves on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

If Judge Clement is nominated and confirmed, she would become only the second Supreme Court justice to have been born in Alabama. The first was Justice Hugo Black, who was born in Ashland and served on the Court from 1937 to 1971. (Source: Oyez.org)