Trump Reveals List of 11 Potential Supreme Court Nominees

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Trump Reveals List of 11 Potential Supreme Court Nominees


GabMorrongiello, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a list of 11 individuals he would consider appointing to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nearly two months after he promised such a list was being developed.

The list includes:

Steven Colloton - Colloton has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit since 2003 and previously worked as a law clerk for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, a notable conservative. Colloton also served in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and as a U.S. attorney in Northern Iowa.

Allison Eid - Eid was appointed to Colorado's Supreme Court in 2006 by former Republican Gov. Bill Owens. She previously served as Colorado's solicitor general and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Raymond Gruender - Gruender was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 2004 by former President George W. Bush. He previously served as a U.S. Attorney in Missouri and was included on a list of possible conservative Supreme Court picks published by The Heritage Foundation in March.

Thomas Hardiman - Hardiman has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 2007. He was nominated by Bush in 2006 and unanimously confirmed in the Senate a year later. Hardiman clerked for the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly in February.

Raymond Kethledge - Kethledge has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since his appointment by Bush in 2008. He previously worked as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

Joan Larsen - Larsen was appointed to Michigan's Supreme Court in 2015 by the state's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. In addition to clerking for Scalia, Larsen previously served as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

Thomas Lee - Lee is the brother of Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who has also been floated among conservatives as a potential Supreme Court nominee. Lee has served as an Associate Justice on Utah's Supreme Court since 2010 and previously worked in the Justice Department's Civil Division.

William Pryor - Pryor has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit since 2004 and was previously U. …

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