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President Obama to meet with Senators to discuss Justice Steven’s retirement

The Blog of LegalTimes reports:

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with senators next week to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice John Paul Stevens’ planned retirement.The White House said today that Obama has invited four senators to meet with him the morning of Wednesday, April 21: Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Leahy is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sessions is the committee’s ranking Republican.

Leahy has said that he’s already spoken with Obama about possible successors to Stevens. Sessions said late Monday that he had not yet spoken with the president on the subject.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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