POLITICS -- April 13, 2010 at 5:08 PM EDT
Supreme Court Nomination Comes at Critical Time for Obama Agenda
Politico White House Editor Craig Gordon spoke with us Tuesday about how President Obama may be forming his strategy around a replacement nominee for the retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
According to Gordon, the White House might use the selection process as an opportunity to point out to the public that the current Supreme Court has drifted to the right during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts.
The nomination could also bring attention back to recent tensions between the White House and the high court -- President Obama made headlines during his February State of the Union speech when he criticized the court for its ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC, which allowed corporations more freedom to pay for political campaign ads.
Watch the interview here:
Video editing by Quinn Bowman