Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trump's Supreme Court list

"Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership.

"Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”

Steven Colloton of Iowa, a judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; 
Raymond Gruender of Missouri, also a judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; 
 Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.  Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, a judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals;
William Pryor of Alabama, a judge on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals;
Diane Sykes of Wisconsin, a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The state supreme court jurists include:
Allison Eid of Colorado;
 Joan Larsen of Michigan;
Thomas Lee of Utah;
David Stras of Minnesota;
and Don Willett of Texas.

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