Several news outlets began reporting the list, which was likely purposely leaked by the White House to begin the public vetting process, Monday afternoon. It includes:
Sri Srinivasan, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia circuits;
Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit;
Attorney General Loretta Lynch;
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who is now a Georgetown law professor;
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson;
Solicitor General Don Verrilli; and
Former Attorney General Eric Holder.