Obama has narrowed Supreme Court pick to three: report

Barack Obama says it is his constitutional duty to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy on the US Spreme CourtUS President Barack Obama has narrowed his choice to fill the nation’s Supreme Court vacancy down to three judges, The Washington Post reported. The president is considering DC-based Merrick Garland and Sri Srinivasan, and California-based Paul Watford, the Post said late Friday, citing people familiar with the vetting process. Much is at stake in the struggle over who will replace Antonin Scalia, the conservative justice who died unexpectedly February 13 — and whose successor could potentially tip the court towards a liberal majority.

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