White House: Obama's Supreme Court list not yet final
Feb. 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's list of potential Supreme Court nominees is not yet final.
Obama has started screening candidates to nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest says more names could still be added to his list.
Earnest says Obama won't name a nominee before he meets on Tuesday with Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Obama is working to persuade Republicans to allow hearings and a vote on a nominee, despite their insistence that Obama leave it to the next president.
The White House says Obama plans to devote much of the coming weekend to poring over materials prepared for him by the White House counsel's office about potential nominees.