On the eve of John Roberts' nomination as (Associate) Justice of the Supreme Court, I gave you all (via Slate) an alternative short-list that included Second Circuit Judges Walker, Raggi, and Parker, as well as some of my own musings about Judge Wesley.
So, as the President prepares to make another SCOTUS nomination, I give you a different short-list, this one from the People for the American Way. According to the AP, the PFAW have a list of four: Ann (not Karen) Williams, Edward Prado, and Second Circuit Judges Sonia Sotomayor and Jose Cabranes. (Hat tip: Confirm Them).
I feel safe in saying that none of the four is a likely pick from this President, although it is worth noting that Judge Cabranes was apparently on short lists maintained by Presidents Clinton and Bush I and was also rumored to be a potential pick by Al Gore. The CA2 hasn't had a judge elevated to the Supreme Court since Thurgood Marshall in 1967, and even he wasn't sitting at the time -- Justice Marshall resigned from the CA2 in 1965 to serve as Solicitor General. (John Marshall Harlan, in 1957, was the last CA2 judge directly elevated to the Supreme Court).
So it's about time.