Sources indicate that Edith Brown Clement, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, could be the President Bush's nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor in the U.S. Supreme Court. If chosen by Bush, Clement still has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Here's a short biography on Clement.
Name: Clement, Edith Brown
Born: 1948 in Birmingham, AL
Federal Judicial Service: U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 1, 1991, to a seat vacated by Charles Schwartz, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 1991, and received commission on November 25, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2001-2001. Service terminated on November 27, 2001, due to appointment to another judicial position.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by John M. Duhe, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 2001, and received commission on November 26, 2001.
Education: University of Alabama, B.A., 1969
Tulane Law School, J.D., 1972
Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. Herbert W. Christenberry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1973-1975
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975-1991
Race or Ethnicity: White