The New York Times gathers a bunch of legal luminaries to reflect on Justice Souter's career and legacy. The Washington Post collects a different set of legal eagles to give their thoughts on who Obama should nominate. There is a surprisingly strong consensus against nominating an appellate court judge (a sentiment I really do not share, to be honest).
Oh, and Ed Whelan urges the nomination of 2nd Circuit Judge Jose Cabranes, because he's a member of the "once-dominant species of liberal proponents of judicial restraint." Certainly not because he's 69 years old and will likely have a short tenure on the court before he can (fingers crossed) be replaced by a Republican.