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Democrats continue calls for consultation on Supreme Court nominee

[JURIST] Leading Senate Democrats said Thursday that although they appreciate the phone calls from the Bush administration following the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [JURIST report], they want to know exactly who President Bush is considering as a replacement before he submits a nomination to the Senate. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) [official website] stated, "To be meaningful, consultation should include who the President is actually considering so we can give responsive and useful advice." President Bush has stated he will not name a potential successor before July 8 [JURIST report]. AP has more. For ongoing speculation on potential nominees, visit the Supreme Court Nomination Blog.

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