President Barack Obama has a chance to appoint three Texans to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and it appears he’s playing it safe politically by considering promoting three sitting U.S. district court judges, one of whom is a Republican, according to seven sources close to the appointment process.

The potential candidates, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, include U.S. District Court Judge Xavier Rodriguez of San Antonio, U.S. District Court Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo of Laredo and U.S. District Court Judge Gregg Costa of Galveston.

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