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Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno will hang up his robe five weeks from today, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to make his first high court appointment.

With the vacancy fast approaching, Capitol Alert asked readers to submit their suggestions for Brown's short list.

Many of the names mentioned were Latino, likely because Moreno's departure will leaves the bench without any Latino members (he's also the only current justice appointed by a Democratic governor). In addition to the usual suspects, Gloria Allred, the attorney for Republican Meg Whitman's undocumented ex-housekeeper), was thrown into the mix.

Potential picks are posted below. Vote for who you think will likely be the nominee and watch for the results later this week. Feel free to make the case for your vote in the comments forum.


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