bobby scott for supreme court?

Just saw this over on the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress blog... The Congressional Black Caucus is lobbying President Obama to consider Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) for the Supreme Court nomination to replace Justice Souter. With African American, White and Filipino ancestry, Scott is actually the first Filipino American to serve in Congress.

Now, I don't know much about Bobby Scott, or how hard he reps for the Filipino American community (I'm told he's down)... but if the Obama administration were to nominate him, he would indeed be the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice of Asian American ancestry. But how close are we to this actually happening? Is this a serious possibility... or just a pleasant thought?

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