And speaking of that, I remember late last week the mention of the possibility of candidates who hadn't even been on the bench at all...
Full Disclosure: When I saw she was 55-ish or so, never married, and had dated someone named Hecht, I misread "Hecht" as "Heche" and fairly had a heart attack.
Don't do that to me on a Monday Morning! :-)
LOL. I noticed that name too.
I remember some leftist Congresscritters some time ago mentioning the president could/should nominate someone from Congress, knowing full well that most of them had never been judges either.
I think it's good she's never been a judge. We've had lots of Supreme Court justices who had never been judges, including Rehnquist, I think. And I am delighted we will have someone who has not in the echo chamber created by happenstance once one becomes a judge. It makes her more "regular people" who can relate to Middle America.