According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two new candidates have emerged as possible Supreme Court nominees to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court began his career as a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles. Justice Moreno received his first two judicial nominations from Republican Governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson. In 1998, he was appointed to the United States District Court by President Clinton. In 2001, he was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Democratic Governor Gray Davis.
Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit was in private practice until 1995. She was appointed to the United States District Court by President Clinton in 1995, and elevated to the Ninth Circuit in 1998.