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Obama will name 'indisputably qualified' nominee for court 


February 17, 2016

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court who is “indisputably” qualified. He called on the staunch Republican opposition in the Senate to rise above “venom and rancor” and give the nominee a vote.

“I intend to do my job between now and Jan. 20 of 2017,” Obama said. “I expect them to do their job as well.”

Obama told reporters at a news conference in his first extended comments on the fight over filling the seat left empty by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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