06/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the court's diversity of experience and add a justice who knows how to build majorities.

He can select a politician -- better yet, a sitting senator.

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