Obama chooses Kagan as Supreme Court justice nominee: report

10:41, May 10, 2010      

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, April 9, 2010. Obama here on Friday made a statement on the coal mine accident in West Virginia and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

U.S. President Barack Obama has picked Solicitor General Elena Kagan as nominee to become next Supreme Court justice, NBC news reported Sunday night.

The nominee will replace John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement last month.

Obama was reported to have interviewed four people to take 90-year-old Stevens' seat in the high court.

Except Kagan, there were Diane Wood, Merrick Garland and Sidney Thomas, all federal appeals court judges.

Attorney General Eric Holder, earlier in the day, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Obama will "have an announcement very soon."

Source:Xinhua

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