President Barack Obama is set to visit the University of Chicago Law School Thursday for a discussion on his U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Obama previously taught constitutional law at the university.
At the event with law school students and faculty, Obama is expected to reiterate his call for the Republican-led Senate to take up the nomination of his Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland.
"We are going to continue to make the case to Republicans in the United States Senate that they should fulfill their constitutional responsibility," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, reported the New York Times. "The president will certainly make that case."
Obama nominated Garland last month to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created after Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death. Garland, an Illinois native who attended high school in Skokie, has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997 and is currently its chief judge.
Senate Republicans have vowed against holding a vote or hearing on a Supreme Court nominee until after the next elected president takes office.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland on Wednesday, calling him "a person well-qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court."
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is in a competitive race this year to retain his seat, also met with Garland last week, the first Republican Senator to do so.
Thursday's event, which is not open to the public, will be hosted by University of Chicago Law School professor David Strauss. A live-stream of the event can be found here at 1:45 p.m.