The president's signature immigration program will not be permitted to go forward before he leaves office.
There is little indication that the ABA's backing will make much of a difference with skeptical Republican lawmakers who view him as less than perfect.
At one point, they clasped their hands and bowed their heads by the casket, which rested on the Lincoln Catafalque.
Here’s a primer on how the process works once a position opens up on the nation’s highest court.
Weighing in on the GOP presidential primary, Obama also said, "I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president. ... Being president is a serious job."
Obama said he would make a selection in due time.
Clinton seemed charmed by the prospect, but she had some concerns.
But the attorney general didn't take a specific stance on the Supreme Court's decision.
"The decision by Michigan voters reflects the ongoing national dialogue about such practices," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote.
The court did not overturn limits on individual contributions, but it will now allow people to contribute to as many candidates and party committees as they want.