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Supreme Court candidates being considered

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- An Obama Administration official says President Barack Obama is considering federal appeals court judge Sidney Thomas of Montana for the Supreme Court.

She is just one of 10 under serious review.  The Associated Press says others under consideration are former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, federal appeals court judges Diane Wood and Merrick Garland, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

President Obama is expected to name a nominee in the next few weeks.

Friday Justice John Paul Stevens announced he is retiring this summer.

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