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Bush may name Supreme Court nominee this week

[JURIST] After Chief Justice William Rehnquist's strong denial of retirement rumors [JURIST report] Thursday made it clear that only one new US Supreme Court justice will be selected this summer, President Bush is said to be close to announcing a successor for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [JURIST report]. White House strategists have suggested that someone might be named within the next few days. Bush wants a replacement on board by the start of the Supreme Court's new term in October. Reports over the weekend suggested that the President's advisors are currently focusing on female or minority candidates [Washington Post report]. The Washington Post has more.

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