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Barack Obama Supreme Court candidates

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Barack Obama Supreme Court Candidates

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Meet Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

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Obama's Supreme Court Pick

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Obama's Supreme Court Pick

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Supreme Court: Obama's Affordable Care Act 'is here to stay'

President Barack Obama made two successful appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States. The first was Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice David H. Souter. Sotomayor was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 6, 2009, by a vote of 68–31. The second appointment was that of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace the retired John Paul Stevens. Kagan was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010, by a vote of 63–37.
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