White House narrows search to three for U.S. Supreme Court

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The White House has narrowed its search for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee to three federal appeals court judges, Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford, a source familiar with the selection process said on Friday. Srinivasan, an Indian-American who served under presidents of both parties before President Barack Obama named him as an appellate judge, and Garland, considered but passed over for the Supreme Court twice before by Obama, are considered the leading contenders, according to the source and two other sources close to the process.

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