Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees


The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Friday, six weeks before election day, is expected’ to trigger a fierce battle over whether to nominate President Donald Trump - and for the Republican-led Senate to confirm his successor.

Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees


Or this seat will remain vacant until then. Democrats know the outcome of Trump's race against Joe Biden.


Trump had previously named more than 40 people whom he had promised to choose to fill a possible vacancy in the Supreme Court before his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh name appeared on the lists. Recent additions to Trump's list came earlier this month.

These are the people on Trump's list now.

Bridget Bad

Big 9 is a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and ASU's Sandra de O'Connor College of Law.

AMY CONEY BARRETT

Barrett is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Seventh Circuit. He is a graduate of Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School and a former Supreme Court clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia.

Keep the black hole

Blackwell is the justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Blackwell previously served on the Georgia Court of Appeal and as the state's Deputy Special Attorney General.

Daniel Cameron

Cameron is the Attorney General of Kentucky. He previously served as legal adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cameron is a graduate of the University of Louisville and its Brandies School of Law.

Charles Kennedy

Florida Supreme Court of Canada A former Florida congressman, he was the main sponsor of the first congressional attempt to ban abortion opponents by declaring them partial abortions. He also served as a general adviser to former Florida governor and Trump rival Jeb Bush.

Poole Clement

Clement is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He has previously served as US Solicitor General, debating more than 100 cases before the US Supreme Court. Clement was a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.

STEVEN COLLOTON

Colloton is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 8th Circuit. He graduated from Princeton University and Yale Law School. He was a clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Tom Cotton

Cotton is a U.S. senator from Arkansas. Prior to being elected’ in 2014, Cotton served in the U.S. House and Army. He holds an undergraduate and law degree from Harvard.

Ted Cruz

Cruz is a Texas U.S. senator who previously served as Texas Solicitor General. He was a clerk for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Cruz is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He has said he is not interested in justice.

Start Kelly Duncan

Duncan is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 5th Circuit and a former general adviser to the Beckett Fund for Religious Freedom. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Columbia University Law School.

BRITT GRANT

Eid is a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. She graduated from law schools at Stanford and the University of Chicago and was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Stan Engel

Engel is an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice. Angel worked as a clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Cambridge University and Yale Law School.

Noel Francisco

Francisco is a former U.S. Solicitor General. Prior to his appointment in 2017, Francisco was in private practice and served on the Office Legal Council as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and as Trump's Associate Counsel. Francisco was a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia of the US Supreme Court. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and its law school.

Bert Grant

Grant is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 11th Circuit, having previously served in the Georgia Supreme Court. She graduated from Wake Forest University and attended Stanford Law School.

Raymond Grander

Grinder is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 8th Circuit. He holds bachelor's, business, and law degrees from the University of Washington in St. Louis.

Thomas Hardiman

Hardiman is a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He graduated from Notre Dame University and Georgetown Law School.

Josh Howley

Holly is a Missouri-based U.S. senator and former Attorney General of Missouri, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Law and a lawyer with the Beckett Fund for Religious Freedom. Holly was a clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. Holly has said he has no interest in justice.

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