President Obama on Supreme Court nomination: “A responsibility I take seriously”

He or she will have an independent mind, rigorous intellect, impeccable credentials, and a record of excellence and integrity. I’m looking for a mastery of the law, with an ability to hone in on the key issues before the Court, and provide clear answers to complex legal questions.

— Excerpt from President Obama’s guest post to SCOTUSblog this morning on what he’s looking for in a Supreme Court nominee (A responsibility I take seriously).