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New SCOTUS nominee shortlist features judge with SoCal roots




In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office.
In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office.
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Three names apparently remain on President Obama’s shortlist for a Supreme Court nominee, according to an anonymous source that spoke with Reuters.

They are federal appeals court judges Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland, and Paul Watford, a UCLA law graduate who is serving on the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

If nominated and confirmed, Watford would be the third African American – and the first Southern Californian – to serve on the high court.

Guest:

Julia Edwards, Justice correspondent for Reuters who broke the story