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I know justices, I’ll have the best justices

Here, courtesy of AP, is the list of names Donald Trump is floating as potential Supreme Court nominees:

  • Steven Colloton of Iowa (8th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2003)(served as associate independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation.)
  • Allison Eid of Colorado (Colorado Supreme Court since 2006)
  • Raymond Gruender of Missouri (8th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2004)
  • Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania (3rd Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007)
  • Raymond Kethledge of Michigan (6th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006)
  • Joan Larsen of Michigan (Michigan Supreme Court since 2015)
  • Thomas Lee of Utah (Utah Supreme Court since 2010)
  • William Pryor of Alabama (11th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2004; previously state’s Attorney General)
  • David Stras of Minnesota (Minnesota Supreme Court since 2010)
  • Diane Sykes of Wisconsin (7th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2004; previously associate justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court)
  • Don Willett of Texas (Texas Supreme Court since 2005)(not a fan of Trump)

If Jim Geraghty’s post at National Review earlier that day was representative, conservatives were getting antsy over the lengthy interval since Trump’s March 21 promise to release a list of potential nominees. But they’ll probably see little to dislike in this list, stocked high with young nominees with sterling conservative credentials and a paucity of heterodox rulings needing absolution from conservative voters and commentators. (Ian Millhiser at Think Progress describes why Pryor and Sykes, two of the favorites from this list, would be a nightmare for progressives. For other criticism, see here and here.) Trump certainly got his money’s worth from the Heritage Foundation and any other movement conservative outlets to which he outsourced this task. And anyone indulging in the Naderite fantasy that a presidential election without Bernie Sanders offers a Tweedledee vs. Tweedledum should think really, really hard about the prospect of several of these individuals holding seats on the Supreme Court for the next 30 years.

 

 

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