A White House official confirmed Wednesday that Judge Ann Williams of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is among about 10 people under consideration for the Supreme Court.

Williams was the subject of speculation last year after Justice David Souter announced his retirement, but the acknowledgement by the Obama administration Wednesday, reported by several news organizations, marks the first time officials have confirmed that they’re looking at her. The White House official spoke to The National Law Journal only on condition of anonymity.

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