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President Obama will announce his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday in an 11 a.m. press conference in the Rose Garden, the White House announced in an email on Wednesday morning.
"As President, it is both my constitutional duty to nominate a Justice and one of the most important decisions that I -- or any president -- will make," Obama wrote in an email.
"I've devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision. I've consulted with legal experts and people across the political spectrum, both inside and outside government," he continued. "And we’ve reached out to every member of the Senate, who each have a responsibility to do their job and take this nomination just as seriously."
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