WASHINGTON (AP) – Two federal judges who have been discussed as possible replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia are among those paying their respects to the late jurist on Friday.
Judges Sri Srinivasan and Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit paused briefly before Scalia’s casket in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall. They also stopped to look at the portrait of Scalia by artist Nelson Shanks that was displayed nearby.
Srinivasan was confirmed to the appeals court by a 97-0 vote in May 2013. Millett was confirmed in December 2013 by a vote of 56-38.
Senate GOP leaders have said no replacement should be named until the next president takes office. Obama has pledged to pick a replacement “in due time” and challenged Republicans to vote on his nominee.