FILE - This June 2008 photo provided by the University of Chicago shows Judge Diane Pamela Wood of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/University of Chicago, Lloyd DeGrane, File) (Associated Press)

Obama interviews Diane Wood for Supreme Court

The Chicago federal appeals court judge is the fourth known candidate to interview with Obama in recent days.


Ben Feller
May 5, 2010 2:42AM (UTC)

A person familiar with the conversation tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has interviewed federal appeals court judge Diane Wood for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity to protect the privacy of Obama's deliberations, says the president interviewed Wood in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Wood also interviewed separately at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden.

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The Chicago-based Wood is the fourth known candidate to have interviewed with Obama in recent days. The others are Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appeals court judges Merrick Garland and Sidney Thomas.

Wood also interviewed with Obama for a Supreme Court opening last year.


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