Skip to comments.The White House is down to 3 possible picks for the US Supreme Court
Posted on 03/11/2016 5:42:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The White House has narrowed its search for a Supreme Court nominee to three federal appeals court judges, Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford, a source familiar with the selection process said on Friday.
Srinivasan and Garland are considered the leading contenders, according to the source and two other sources close to the process.
President Barack Obama is seeking a nominee to replace long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13. Senate Republicans have vowed not to hold confirmation hearings or an up-or-down vote on any Supreme Court nominee put forward by Obama.
The process to select a replacement for Scalia appears to be nearing an end. It was unclear whether the other two other candidates who had been expected to be interviewed by Obama, federal appeals court judge Jane Kelly and federal trial judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, were now out of the running altogether.
Srinivasan, 49, and Garland, 63, are colleagues on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan, who was born in India and grew up in Kansas, would be the first Asian-American and the first Hindu on the high court. Obama appointed him to the appeals court in 2013.
Garland is the chief judge of that appeals court, where he has served since being appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997.
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“Srinivasan, who was born in India and grew up in Kansas, would be the first Asian-American and the first Hindu on the high court. Obama appointed him to the appeals court in 2013.”
Indians aren’t Asians. At least to Asians they aren’t
That's the way I see it too... One way or another.
The Dems continue to press their case for a SC Justice by BO. That is the difference between the two parties. The GOP too often folds and gives in to the Democrats. That is the main reason for the rise of Donald Trump.
I do think the GOP Senate will hold the line this year regardless of any racket the Democrats pull. They are growing some courage and I have to give Donald Trump credit for that.
Obama might want to devote more time to the Penske file instead. Might be a more effective use of his time!
Let’s hope and pray that the RINOs can do one thing right as our representatives and block any nomination because, “it’s an election year,” and we want to respect the DemonRats and all that.
And to all those that think that Indians in this country are a bunch of conservatives because they are aggressive in school and professionally...they overwhelmingly went for Obama both elections.
The Indians in America as a voting bloc are not Patriots. They are leftists.
Anyway, how can Obama focus on a Supreme Court appointment when he needs to focus on his NCAA brackets?
Why not a Protestant? Or is SCOTUS just for Jews & Catholics?
I am not surprised, Indians don’t have to be pure bred or even half to get a government check every month?
Let him put up Bill Ayers its not going to happen.
Don’t see any way all that can happen between now and the Nov. election. If there were more time, it is a plausible scenario......
didn’t they take bush/gore straight to the SC
Each has a 33% snowball’s chance in hell.
Well, Obama, Jarrett, and Lynch are already 3 of the biggest nuggets from the Islamic noses.
They are the only ethnic group that established a Trump support group called “Indians for Trump” or something like that.
Larry, Curly and Moe.
Shemp, Besser and De Rita?
Manny, Moe and Jack?
Yuk, yuk, yuk!!!
Obama didn’t even take the smaller office.
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