Who Might Be Nominated?

Bush may get to fill as many as three Supreme Court openings, remaking the court for a generation. Democrats have become experts at blocking nominees they oppose, but they can't stop them all

J. Harvie Wilkinson III

He sits on the highly conservative Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Courtly and personable, Wilkinson, 60, is probably confirmable. But naming a white male to the bench wouldn't give Bush a historic first.

J. Michael Luttig

Appointed by the first President Bush in 1991, he serves with Wilkinson on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, but he is more independent and hard-line. One advantage: at age 50 he is a decade younger than his colleague.

John Roberts

Put on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by Bush, Roberts, 49, was once a Rehnquist clerk...