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Leaks Spur High Court Nominee Guessing Game

Law360 (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Few topics generate as much speculation as potential nominees for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Two weeks after Justice David Souter announced his retirement, the names of potential candidates have begun to seep out, kicking the guessing game into high gear.

But what do those leaks mean, and are they simply a smokescreen to prevent the identity of the next nominee for the high court from becoming known?

According to Fred McClure, the managing partner of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP's Washington office, it...
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