WHY Would Bush Consider This?
What business does a non-judge have on SCOTUS today?
Bush Says He Might Consider Newcomers for High Court
By CARL HULSE and RICHARD W. STEVENSON
Published: July 13, 2005 in The New York Times
WASHINGTON, July 13 - President Bush said today that his nominee for the Supreme Court may be someone who has never sat on the bench before.
"Would I be willing to consider people who had never been a judge?" Mr. Bush said. "And the answer is, 'You bet.' "