Obama: 'I've Made My Decision' on SCOTUS Pick List reportedly down to 3 names, announcement at 11am By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 16, 2016 6:03 AM CDT 49 comments Comments A flag in the Supreme Court building's front plaza flies at half-staff in honor of Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (Newser) – President Obama will name his choice to succeed Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court Wednesday morning. Though Senate Republicans continue to insist that no nominee will pass the chamber in this election year, Obama has said all along that he will move forward. The list had been winnowed to three candidates, all federal judges, reports the New York Times and the AP, and both agree on the short list: Merrick Garland, 63, chief judge of the appeals courts in Washington, DC.; Sri Srinivasan, 49, a judge on that court; and Paul Watford, 48, who sits on the appeals courts based in San Francisco. Obama will make the announcement at 11am Eastern.