Trump soothes the right with list of Supreme Court picks

by Ben Kamisar and Lydia Wheeler  |  published on May 19, 2016

Donald Trump on Wednesday released a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, a step intended to reassure Republicans of his conservative bona fides.

The list includes several judges often found on conservative wish lists, including Diane Sykes, William Pryor and Joan Larsen. Several of the judges were appointed by President George W. Bush, and many serve on state supreme courts.

In what some interpreted as a snub, the list does not include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Trump’s bitter foe during the presidential primary race, or Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who endorsed Cruz. Both lawmakers had been floated in Washington as potential nominees.

Still, early reaction from congressional Republicans was positive, with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-­Iowa) praising the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as having put forward an “impressive list of highly qualified jurists.”

  • justinwachin

    The last seven and a half years have shown that the American people can tolerate just about anything. Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointments would be on the bench possibly for several decades after he has left office. A promise to appoint conservatives in the order of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas is good enough for me to support him.

  • TeaPartyPatriot


    Vote in November

    The TRUMP vs The TRAMP.

    Use it and spread it around the internet. You might get lucky and piss some liberal/regressive/socialists off.


  • downdraft

    Ted Cruz…in the Supreme Court…not a bad choice, given we need a real fighter for the Constitution in there, he is our “Junk Yard Dog” selected to defend out Constitution…but the GOP isn’t interested in saving the Constitution, just their jobs and their “STUPID” party…(Ryan is as poor a choice and Boehner was, for Speaker….nothing political sound about him, just a weak image for a patriot)

    • Rodney Steward

      The WHOLE system is now against the Constitution, when that is gone so is our country!

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