Tuesday, May 26, 2009

US Supreme Court Pick

VOAVideo: President Obama Ponders Choice for US Supreme Court

President Obama will have an opportunity few presidents get this early in their term, the chance to select a Supreme Court justice. Mr. Obama is reviewing potential choices over the Memorial Day holiday (May 25th) at the presidential retreat Camp David outside Washington. His advisers have been vetting possible candidates ever since Justice David Souter announced he will retire in June. VOA's Chris Simkins has more on the story.

UPDATE: The White House confirms to Salon that Obama's choice is Sonia Sotomayor. President Clinton appointed her to the 2nd Circuit in 1998. The 54-year-old New York judge would be the first Latino on the Supreme Court and the third woman. The first was Sandra Day O'Connor, now retired. The second is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was appointed by President Clinton and is still on the court. Video

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