POLITICS
06/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Consulting Biden Frequently On Supreme Court Nominee

The person in the White House most knowledgeable about Supreme Court nominations sits in the vice president's office.

With President Obama filling his first high court vacancy with the retirement of Justice David H. Souter, Vice President Biden finds himself regularly consulting with the president and fielding queries from the White House counsel and others for insights on the process.

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