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Georgia judge could be next US Supreme Court Justice

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A trailblazing Georgia judge could be nominated to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.

Leah Ward Sears was the first African American Chief Justice of any state supreme court in the country. She retired last year.

Insiders say she's on President Obama's short list for an upcoming opening on the US Supreme Court.

Albany Attorney Michael Meyer Von Bremen knows Sears.

He served on the Supreme Court's Commission on Children, marriage, and family Law. He thinks her chances are good.

"She's extremely smart, she went to cornel, she graduated from Emory, I have a little contact from here having German roots, she's always very personable, she listens very carefully to what you have to say," said Michael Meyer Von Bremen, Attorney.

The President is expected to name a nominee within a few weeks to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

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