Back in April, I announced a contest to predict the replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
There was a caveat, however. From Day One, everyone expected the nominee to be Elena Kagan, the solicitor general, or one of two federal judges, Merrick Garland or Diane Wood.
So the deal was, if President Obama selected any of those three, the contest winner would be chosen at random. If he picked someone else, and you correctly name that person, the first to do so wins.
As it turned out, the pick was Kagan ... who just so happened to be the most popular guess by the several hundred people who entered the contest.
And so, the randomly-selected winner is ... Eric Lail of Vienna, Va.
Eric wins a genuine Nixon for President campaign button.
Thanks to all who entered the contest!