Supreme Court Nominations

Obama Has Also Interviewed Garland for Supreme Court Vacancy

In addition to interviewing 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney Thomas yesterday, President Barack Obama has also recently interviewed Judge Merrick Garland of the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., as a potential candidate for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, reports the Caucus blog of the New York Times.

The White House says the president will announce his nomination for a replacement for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens by May 26. That is the day, last year, when he nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City.

Related coverage: “Obama Interviews Sidney Thomas for Top Court Seat as ‘Epic Battle’ for Confirmation Looms” “Oklahoma Bombing Case Had Lasting Impact on Potential Nominee Merrick Garland” “A Garland Pick for High Court Could Spur Liberal Opposition”

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