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Diane Wood is a judge and lawyer who has been mentioned in connection with filling Supreme Court justice vacancies.
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Wood came to national attention in 2009, when many political experts considered her a top contender for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, shorly after Justice David Souter announced his retirement. Justice Sonia Sotomayor received the title instead. In April 2010,
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he would retire at the end of July. Wood's name has again received mention as a likely replacement.
In addition to her work on the Seventh Circuit, Wood has also worked on law reform projects through the American Bar Association and the Brookings Institution Project on Civil Justice Reform. She also sits on the Council of the American Law Institute, and is a member of the Board of Editors for the American Society of International Law.
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