Donald Trump has promised to pick Supreme Court judges “very much in the mold of Justice Scalia.” He released his list of SCOTUS picks in May with the help of the the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. He’s continued to add to the list.
Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at his memorial service at the Mayflower Hotel March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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Judicial Crisis Network Director Carrie Severino is impressed. “Donald Trump continues to take unprecedented steps to demonstrate that he intends to appoint justices like Scalia, Thomas and Alito,” she said
Here are some of the people he might want:
- Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady, who coined the term “partial-birth abortion” in 1995.
- U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich, who wrote the Tenth Circuit’s opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby — which allowed certain corporations to opt out of covering their employees’ contraceptive care.
- Michigan State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young, who was endorsed by the Tea Party.
- Joan Larsen, of the Michigan Supreme Court, who was a law clerk for Scalia.
- Utah Senator Mike Lee, who recently urged Trump to drop out, and whose spokesperson said he “already has the job he wants.”
- He hasn’t been on an official list, but Peter Thiel, an investor, is rumored to be a choice. He recently gave $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign.