File photo of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signing incentive legislation aimed at securing the Tesla Motors Gigafactory, during a ceremony in Carson City, Nevada

Obama weighs Republican Nevada governor for Supreme Court

File photo of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signing incentive legislation aimed at securing the Tesla Motors Gigafactory, during a ceremony in Carson City, NevadaBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican and former federal judge, is among candidates being considered by President Barack Obama for appointment to the Supreme Court, a source close to the process said on Wednesday, as Obama sought to overcome Senate Republican resistance to any nominee. Sandoval, a 52-year-old Mexican-American, is considered a moderate Republican, particularly on social issues. Sandoval has supported gun rights as governor, which could prompt concerns from gun-control advocates.

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