Neil Gorsuch, who clerked for Justice White the year I clerked, is apparently likely to be nominated to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. (He also later clerked for Justice Kennedy.)
Neil is very smart and thoughtful, and would make an excellent judge. I haven't kept up with him much, but I did read and very much like his recent Wisconsin Law Review article called The Legalization of Assisted Suicide and the Law of Unintended Consequences: A Review of the Dutch and Oregon Experiments and Leading Utilitarian Arguments for Legal Change. He also has a book coming out on the same general subject, from Princeton University Press, which I read, liked, and wrote a blurb for.
Thanks to Stuart Buck for the pointer.