Military Spouse Among Possible Nominees for Scalia’s Supreme Court Seat

The wife of a Navy retiree is among those being mentioned as a possible nominee for the Supreme Court in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Patricia Millett has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, since Dec. 10, 2013.

According to a 2013 article in the Military Spouse J.D. Network’s Bars and Stripes newsletter, Millett met her husband, Bob King, in 1995 in Washington, D.C., while he was serving at the Pentagon. They married a year later. After three years, King transitioned to the Navy Reserve, where he served until he retired in 2012. In 2004, he deployed for nine months while Millett was working as an assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General, juggling duties as a single parent of two young children while also handling a heavy Supreme Court caseload, according to the Bars and Stripes article. She argued one case before the Supreme Court and briefed five more.

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