High Court Prospect Wood Seen As Consensus Builder

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 7:12 PM EDT) -- Former federal antitrust prosecutor and current U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Wood has a deep judicial and academic background that has earned her a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court shortlist, but her record on abortion rights may ultimately hurt her nomination prospects.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden reportedly sat down Tuesday with Judge Wood to discuss her potential nomination to the Supreme Court following Associate Justice John Paul Stevens' April announcement of his retirement.

Judge Wood has...
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