Trump's 11 Potential Supreme Court Nominees
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump released a list of names whom he would consider appointing to fill the Supreme Court Justice role of the late Antonin Scalia if he were to win the bid for President this fall. Trump's list includes 8 men, 3 women all conservative:
- 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
- Don Willett of Texas.
Democratic President Barack Obama in March named centrist appellate court judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy. But the Republican-led Senate has refused to hold confirmation hearings or a vote, insisting that Obama's successor should get to select Scalia's replacement.
Trump stated that the 11 judges were "representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value."