This is a really good "alternate" shortlist of potential conservative nominees for associate justice of the Supreme Court. What makes this list interesting is that these are "old-school" legal conservatives - as opposed to partisan political neo-con jurists.
A Different Shortlist: How about an old-style conservative Supreme Court nominee?
I really like the inclusion of Judge Posner. Bush would not touch him with a 40 foot pole, but he would be a really interesting choice...here is the Becker-Posner blog...talk about intellectual heavy-weights!