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What Obama looks for in a Supreme Court nominee

Clip: Season 2016 | 2m 53s

President Obama nominated Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, his third nomination as president. In 2009, just 102 days into his first term, President Obama was tasked with naming his first nominee to the Supreme Court when Justice Souter announced his plans to retire. Empathy was one of the chief qualities Obama was looking for in a potential nominee.

Aired: 03/16/16

Rating: NR

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10 big stories Washington Week covered

Washington Week came on the air February 23, 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we covered a lot of history-making events. Read up on 10 of the biggest stories Washington Week covered in its first 50 years.

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