President Obama will announce his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Wednesday. Obama was to reveal the identity of his selection in a Rose Garden address at 11 a.m. ET, according to a statement from the White House. “Today, I will announce the person I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court,” Obama said in the statement, which claimed that the president had

“consulted with legal experts and people across the political spectrum, both inside and outside government.” The timing of the announcement was first reported by Reuters. The agency had reported late Tuesday that the team of presidential advisers retained to vet the potential nominees had finished its work, leaving Obama to make the final decision. READ MORE