Here are Donald Trump’s Picks for the Supreme Court
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump’s picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.
Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
Trump said in March he planned to release the list of potential nominees to ease concerns about his conservative credentials in the Republican primary.
He said then the list would include judges “that everybody respects, likes and totally admires” and “great conservative judges, great intellects, the people that you want.”
Fortune’s Roger Parloff argued in February that Scalia’s death exposes the true stakes in the 2016 presidential race: With his absence, the conservatives’ 5-4 majority has been whittled down to a 4-4 impasse. And with Republican Lawmakers blocking President Obama’s pick for a successor, November’s White House winner will tip the balance on the branch of the U.S. government that really calls the shots in our country.