Another name has come up for the Fourth Circuit.
After an item this morning, a Dome reader pointed to Robert W. Spearman as a potential appointment by Barack Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals' Fourth Circuit.
A partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, Spearman once clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and has been active in Democratic politics.
Unlike the other names that have been mentioned, Spearman is not a sitting judge, so he was able to volunteer for Obama's North Carolina campaign.
His name surfaced as a potential appointment in 1997, but nothing came of it.