President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he will interview one or two candidates for the Supreme Court this weekend.
Trump said he has narrowed the pool of candidates to five people, including two women. He said he plans to announce his pick on July 9.
The president is considering candidates to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement on Wednesday. His retirement gives Trump an opportunity to reshape the nation's highest court as Kennedy was a crucial swing vote.
Kennedy's announcement sparked speculation about how long the Supreme Court would stand by its earlier abortion rulings. When asked Friday whether he is looking for someone to overturn Roe v. Wade, the president said it was inappropriate to discuss that matter.