Reporters and editors looking for sources on tonights announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee can turn to professors from West Virginia Universitys College of Law for expert comment and insights.

President Bush is expected to make that announcement at 9 p.m., beginning the process to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day OConner, the first woman appointed to the high court.

The announcement is sure to ignite debate on the future of the Court and laws concerning a number of major social, political and economic issues.

WVU s law experts available to comment:

  • Caprice Roberts, 202-491-5858 (cell).
  • Andrew Wright, 304-685-2538 (cell).
  • James McLaughlin, 304-594-3564 (home).