The Bench

Obama: Don't Delay Court Pick

President Obama is set to name his pick for the Supreme Court any day now, but already he is warning Congress to hurry up with the confirmation process. In an interview with C-SPAN, Obama pointed to the "approximately 70 day" period that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito faced before being confirmed under Bush as a model. “I think that's a fair timeframe for us to work with as well,” Obama said. As to what kind of justice the president is looking for: "I want somebody who has the intellectual fire power, but also a little bit of a common touch and has a practical sense of how the world [works].”