Civil, Thoughtful' Hearings On New Supreme Court Justice

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden discuss the vacancy left by the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens with Sens. Jeff Sessions, Patrick Leahy, Harry Reid, and Mitch McConnell in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday.Last year, when the Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the high court, the four senators sitting with him in the Oval Office on Wednesday “worked very cooperatively on what I considered to be a smooth, civil, thoughtful nomination process and confirmation process,” Obama said before the meeting.“My hope is, is that we can do the exact same thing this time,” Obama added. He said the nominee’s name will go to Capitol Hill by the end of May, if not sooner.