GOP Gov. Sandoval Withdraws From SCOTUS Consideration

    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval gives a welcoming address at the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada May 9, 2012. SALT brings together public policy officials, capital allocators and hedge fund managers to discuss financial markets.

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    Brian Sandoval said Thursday that he has withdrawn himself from consideration for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, one day after it was reported that the White House was considering Nevada’s Republican governor. “I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Sandoval said. “The notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and I am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned.”