President Obama and Vice President Biden separately interviewed Diane Wood, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court. Judge Wood is the fourth candidate known to have had face-to-face talks with the president.
President Barack Obama interviewed federal judge Diane Wood of Chicago on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court, the fourth candidate known to have had face-to-face talks with the president, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press.
Wood met with Obama in the Oval Office and also interviewed separately with Vice President Joe Biden. The source familiar with those sessions spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the privacy of Obama's deliberations.
The president appears to be homing in on a decision. He has done sit-down interviews in recent days with at least three other finalists: Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appeals court judges Merrick Garland, who serves in the District of Columbia, and Sidney Thomas, who is based in Montana.