Supreme Court Trivia Question:
George H.W. Bush nominated both Sonia Sotomayor and the Justice she has been nominated to replace. Specifically, she was nominated to the trial bench by George H.W. Bush, and she has now been nominated to replace David Souter, who was himself nominated by George H.W. Bush (to both the First Circuit and the Supreme Court). So here's a question: When was the last time, before today, that a Supreme Court nominee had been nominated to a lower court by the same President that nominated the Justice who the nominee was replacing?