Court Watch - POSTED: 2009/05/05 10:49
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he hopes President Barack Obama will make an unconventional choice for a Supreme Court justice to succeed Justice David Souter.
Reid on Tuesday paid tribute to Obama's past experience as a law professor and said he's confident he'll send a very qualified nominee to the Senate. The Nevada Democrat also said he doesn't expect Republicans to filibuster Obama's choice.
He said he hopes Obama goes outside the existing legal system and finds a former governor or senator, or someone who has "real life experiences."
Reid said that "I feel comfortable that his choice will be as good as his Cabinet choices."