Friday, May 8, 2009

UPDATED: Odds even BETTER the next justice will be a Princetonian

Odds are good that the next justice to the U.S. Supreme Court will be a Princetonian. At least, that is the prediction made by D.C. public policy analyst Adam Kretz and the experts in Ireland.

Paddy Power Plc, the largest bookmaker in Ireland, says the top three favorites are:

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor '76 (13:8); Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood (9:4) and Solicitor General Elena Kagan '81 (4:1)

According to Kretz's predictions last week, Sotomayor's odds were 3:2, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kim Lane Wardlaw 5:1 and Kagan 8:1.

Sotomayor is widely considered to be the frontrunner for the post, though there are no leaks coming from the White House on this one.

Kretz also puts the current odds at 95 percent that President Obama’s first appointment to the Court will be a woman.

Predicting the future, The Daily Princetonian first reported about Sotoymayor and Kagan's placement on Obama's short list back in early April.


Anonymous said...

the eastern establishment lives.