Barack Obama’s Short List to Replace Antonin Scalia Leaked

Barack Obama In The Oval Office

Several news outlets began reporting the list, which was likely purposely leaked by the White House to begin the public vetting process, Monday afternoon. It includes:

Sri Srinivasan, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia circuits;

Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit;

Attorney General Loretta Lynch;

Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who is now a Georgetown law professor;

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson;

Solicitor General Don Verrilli; and

Former Attorney General Eric Holder.

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