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Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Michael Shear and Debbi Wilgoren

President Obama this morning will announce that U.S. appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York is his pick to replace retiring justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, White House officials said.

The 10:15 a.m. announcement will be made at the White House, before Obama leaves Washington for a two-day trip to California and Las Vegas that will focus mostly on fundraising events.

The president finalized his deliberations at Camp David over the weekend, and notified his staff this morning.

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By Paul Volpe  |  May 26, 2009; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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