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Obama Meets With Senators on Court Choice

Nominee coming 'soon,' should be seated by October, say Dems
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 1:11 PM CDT
Obama Meets With Senators on Court Choice
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, center, meet with senators in the Oval Office today to discuss the Supreme Court appointment.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – President Obama’s choice for the next Supreme Court justice is coming “soon,” said Democratic senators after a meeting with the president. The White House says the appointee won’t be announced this week, but Harry Reid and Patrick Leahy say he or she should be seated by October, the Wall Street Journal reports. “I think it would be irresponsible not to have the ninth justice there when the session opens up,” Leahy said. (Read more US Supreme Court stories.)

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