Two UVA alumnae in the mix for Supreme Court
With the imminent retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, Washington is abuzz with rumors of who President Obama might choose to be the next to sit on America's highest court. With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg having expressed in January that she's "lonely" without another woman justice among the nine, much of the talk has centered on female candidates, including two alumnae of the University of Virginia. Both Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano–- who graduated from UVA Law School in 1983–- and MetLife chief litigation counsel Teresa Wynn Roseborough–- who earned her B.A. from UVA in 1980–- have emerged in multiple media reports as possible candidates for the vacancy. Neither Napolitano, 51, nor Roseborough, 50, have any judicial experience, but both have held prominent legal positions in government. Napolitano is a former U.S. Attorney and Attorney General of Arizona, while Roseborough was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department under President Clinton.
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