Obama expects Supreme Court nomination by end of May

President Obama said he expects to send his Supreme Court nomination to the U.S. Senate by the end of May, hopefully sooner.

Obama expects Supreme Court nomination by end of May

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he expects to send his Supreme Court nomination to the U.S. Senate by the end of May, hopefully sooner, and his pick must be someone who will take into account women's rights.

Obama spoke as he consulted with lawmakers on his effort to fill a vacancy on the nation's highest court while hoping to avoid a politically divisive fight that could distract from his legislative agenda in a congressional election year.

He has begun informal talks with potential nominees, a White House official said, signaling an intent to start narrowing his choices for a replacement for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, considered the court's leading liberal.

Reuters

Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2010, 18:08
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