President Barack Obama has just announced
his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court at the Whitehouse on Wednesday.
, who is a long-time appellate judge and former prosecutor, has been selected by Obama for
the life-long position. , an Indian-born appeals court judge has been
selected by Obama, marking the first Asian-American and first Hindi Supreme Court justice.
President Obama has been searching for a replacement for long-serving conservative Justice Antonin
Scalia, who died last month. The latest decision is expected to set the
stage for a potentially ferocious political showdown since Senate Republicans have pledged
to bar anyone President Obama selects.