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Trump's list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees

Trump's list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees

Donald Trump released a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court if he is elected president.

Most of the names were suggested by the conservative Heritage Foundation, but some also reflect Trump's outsider mind-set. While every member of the current court studied law at either Harvard or Yale, most of Trump's picks studied at schools such as Michigan, Northwestern and Tulane, with only one having attended Yale. Trump also selected a number of state supreme court judges instead of focusing only on federal courts. The list is heavy with Midwesterners; all are white.

Five of the potential nominees are on state supreme courts: Allison Eid of Colorado, Thomas Lee of Utah, David Stras of Minnesota, Joan Larsen of Michigan and Don Willett of Texas.

The rest serve on U.S. circuit courts of appeals: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania on the 3rd, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan on the 6th, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin on the 7th, Steven Colloton of Iowa and Raymond Gruender of Missouri on the 8th and William Pryor Jr. of Alabama on the 11th.

-- Washington Post

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