Finalization of New Supreme Court Justice Is Settled
And it appears that the process for finalization of new Supreme Court Justice is finally getting settled. President Obama held a meeting with Senate leaders (from both parties of course) and tried to land smoothly with the confirmation process.
Obama believes that when he brought up Sonia Sotomayor’s name to the high court, the four senators who were sitting with him seemed to be pretty satisfied with the decision. This is what President Obama considers as a smooth and civil manner of confirmation process.
The names of nominations are going to make it to Capital Hill and then the process will be geared towards finalization. One of the media representatives asked President Obama if he’d be willing to nominate someone who doesn’t support the idea of a woman’s right to choose abortion. To which, president Obama replied – he personally feels comfortable by going for someone who is going to think about the rights of average Americans on an individual level.
Since Justice Stevens is going to retire somewhere around the coming summer, so the whole process of finding a replacement has to be rushed. For that very purpose, President Obama has been holding informal phone calls with Senators like Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and other people – to get their mindset about the nominations. The next few weeks are going to be pretty hectic for our political leaders, but let us hope that they select someone who is perfect for the job.