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WATCH: Obama to name his SCOTUS pick today

Posted at 6:23 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 09:23:55-04

At around 8AM PT, President Barack Obama will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and his pick is expected to come from a small circle of federal appeals court judges.

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Obama plans to to make the official announcement in the White House Rose Garden, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans who have told the White House not to bother filling the vacancy in an election year. Reuters reported Obama will nominate Sri Srinivasan, a judge on the appeals courts in Washington, D.C.