If a vacancy opens on the court, will Dems go by qualifications or will they want a Judge who makes law from the bench? By JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG June 1, 2007 Font Size E-mail Print The White House is developing a short list of possible Supreme Court nominees so President Bush can move swiftly if a justice retires at the end of June, when the Court breaks for its summer recess, according to sources involved in the selection process. Still, some of Bush's political advisers believe he would be better off tapping a strong conservative who would rally the base -- especially a nominee with a compelling life story who would be difficult for moderate Senate Democrats to oppose. In that camp are federal appeals court Judges Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown. Both were filibustered by Senate Democrats after Bush nominated them as appellate judges and were eventually confirmed after Senate leaders struck a compromise on judicial nominations. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/SupremeCourt/Story?id=3235598&page=1 Bush met with top advisers last month, and they discussed possible nominees if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs.