Obama to announce US Supreme Court nominee on Wednesday

US President Barack Obama meeting with Senate leaders over the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia at the White House on March 1, 2016.
US President Barack Obama meeting with Senate leaders over the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia at the White House on March 1, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama will announce his choice on Wednesday (March 17) to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, he said in a statement released by the White House.

Obama will make the announcement at 11 am (1500 GMT), the statement said. "I've made my decision: Today, I will announce the person I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court,"Obama wrote.

He did not identify his pick in the note.