No word Tuesday on Supreme Court nomination: White House

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Posted: Mar 15, 2016 3:19 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration does not plan any announcement on Tuesday on a nominee for the Supreme Court, the White House said.

President Barack Obama has said he plans to soon present a nominee to fill the vacancy on the high court left by the Feb. 13 death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, despite a stated refusal by Republican leaders in the Senate to consider any nominee during Obama's final term.

Spokesman Josh Earnest was responding to a question at a regular White House briefing.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham and Alana Wise; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)