04/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Vacancy: White House Prepares For Potential High Court Opening

The White House has begun quiet preparations for the possibility of a Supreme Court vacancy in coming months, government sources tell CNN.

Top officials have no specific information that a particular justice will retire after the court's session ends in late June, but want to be ready for a variety of contingencies, those sources emphasized. They requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the administration.

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