With what looks like the fait accompil nomination of Elena Kagan, it appears that we have tread new ground with Supreme Court nominees. One can now become a nominee having spent a majority of time in government working as a political adviser. Elena Kagan's record from the White House deeply troubled me. However, her record wasn't much of a factor or concern for either party. In fact, I think the GOP did an exceptionally weak job at opposing her or bringing out my concerns.
So now I make a prediction for the next GOP Supreme Court nominee. They will nominate John Yoo, as the first Asian Supreme Court Justice. Yoo has excellent legal credentials, like Kagan; has written 3 books, and is a law professor. He clerked for Justice Thomas, and was general counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has eminent credentials as a law professor at UCB.
There is now no reason for Democrats to raise any complaint, should Yoo be nominated to the Supreme Court in the future (he'll be 50 in 2017).