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Trump to nominate Francisco as top advocate before Supreme Court -sources

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is to nominate Washington lawyer Noel Francisco for the position of solicitor general, the government's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the hiring process.

Francisco, who has been serving in an acting capacity in the job, is a lawyer with strong conservative credentials who previously worked at the Jones Day law firm.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Leslie Adler)