President Bush says he is being "deliberate" in choosing a Supreme Court nominee.
But advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum look for a decision sooner rather than later.
Republican strategists say the president is concentrating on finding a woman to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and they believe he is close to making a decision.
The president said yesterday that he continues to review potential nominees.
He has said that the process would involve face-to-face interviews with some, but not all of the people he's considering.
The president reiterated he wants the Senate to finish its confirmation hearings so a new justice will be on the court when it begins its new session in October.