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Obama to nominate Supreme Court justice when Senate back in session

President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice this week but will wait to nominate a candidate

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President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice this week but will wait to nominate a candidate until the U.S. Senate is back in session, the White House said on Sunday.

“Given that the Senate is currently in recess, we don’t expect the president to rush this through this week, but instead will do so in due time once the Senate returns from their recess,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

“At that point, we expect the Senate to consider that nominee, consistent with their responsibilities laid out in the United States Constitution,” he said.

Obama is traveling in California and returns to Washington on Tuesday.