Law Professors Opposing Supreme Court Nominations:
In 2005, 160 law professors penned a letter to Senators Specter and Leahy stating their opposition to John Roberts' confirmation. The letter concluded, "On the existing record, we do not believe that Judge Roberts warrants a lifetime seat on our nation's highest court, and we urge the Senate to withhold its consent to his confirmation."

  In 2006, over 500 law professors signed a similar letter opposing Samuel Alito's confirmation. It concluded, "Based on his fifteen-year record on the bench, we believe that Judge Alito would reshape the law in ways that make our country less equal and less free. We urge you to reject the nomination of Judge Alito nomination to the Supreme Court."

  Any guesses as to whether there will be a similar letter this time, and how many law professors will sign it?