Obama Interviews First Candidate for Supreme Court Seat

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Photo: 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals/AP

The president has conducted his first known interview for the vacant Supreme Court seat, meeting with federal appeals court judge Sidney Thomas of Montana, according to the AP. Thomas was also interviewed by Joe Biden separately for the open spot. Thomas, 56, was appointed by Bill Clinton to his current seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July of 1995, and was confirmed in 1996. Based solely on the kind eyes and hint of a smile Thomas flashes in this pic, we're getting good vibes. [AP]