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