Knowledgeble sources tell ABC News that the fewer then 10 possible US Supreme Court nominees on President Obama's short list include the following:
1. Solicitor General Elena Kagan?? 2. Judge Merrick Garland (DC Court of Appeals)?? 3. Judge Diane Wood (7th circuit, Chicago)?? 4. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm?? (D) 5. Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears?? 6. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano?? 7. Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow??
8. Judge Sidney Thomas (9th circuit, in San Francisco)
There are others whom the president might consider who aren’t on this list – White House official Cass Sunstein, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, is being pushed by some on the Hill – but the above are on the short list, sources say.