David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune
Abner Mikva, former judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Edward Whelan, president, Ethics And Public Policy Center
Carol Steiker, law professor, Harvard University
President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. Kagan has never served as a judge, and left no significant paper trail, so many of her legal views remain a mystery.