US Attorney Lynch Requested Not To Be Considered As Nominee for Supreme Court


Time: 10:25 a.m. CEST

The U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch requested not to be considered as a nominee to the Supreme Court vacancy after death of justice Antonin Scalia last month, Department of Justice said. Reuters publishes that Lynch, 56, was rumored to be under consideration by Democratic President Barack Obama. “Given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, she asked not to be considered for the position,” the department said in a statement. Other names also emerged on Obama’s possible list that includes Sri Srinivasan, Jane Kelly and Paul Watford, mostly federal appeals court judges. Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman explained that while Lynch was deeply grateful for the support of those who suggested her as a high court nominee, “she is honored to serve as attorney general, and she is fully committed to carrying out the work of the Department of Justice for the remainder of her term.”

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