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It’s an interesting question whether we can gain insight into Obama’s likely Supreme Court picks from his other appointments. On a certain level, this seems a more promising route than delving into his time as a professor and I don’t doubt that choosing Joe Biden as VP and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State reveals something about Obama’s approach/values/etc. The problem is that Supreme Court appointments are so different from anything else: among other things, the appointments are for life; after confirmation, appointees are not subject to continued “control” by the President; and the appointments tend to occur outside of the direct context of an election. These are all powerful factors that significantly alter the playing field . . . In any case, I look forward to seeing how this all unfolds!