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White House: Obama eyeing 10 people for top court

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House aide says President Barack Obama is considering about 10 people to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

The aide would not provide names. Among those thought to be on the list are federal appeals court judges Merrick Garland of Washington and Diane Wood of Chicago.

Another is U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, and possibly Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The White House aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal considerations. Obama said Friday he will move quickly to name a nominee, and he asked the Senate for a swift confirmation process.

 

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