Trump’s List

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by David Nussman  •  •  July 2, 2018   

President's Supreme Court nominee will come from list of 25 potential candidates

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on June 27. And now, all eyes are on his replacement.

President Trump is looking to a list of 25 potential nominees. The White House first compiled the list in November.

At least seven of those named were educated at Catholic institutions. Two of them — Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh — are known for their strong Catholic faith.

Democrats like Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled Barrett for being Catholic during a judicial confirmation hearing in September.

Feinstein: "The dogma lives loudly within you."

Also on Trump's shortlist is William Pryor Jr. of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Alabama.

Pryor is known for bashing Roe v. Wade, calling it "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history."

Advising Trump on his list is the Federalist Society, a group of conservatives and libertarians on a mission to reform the modern American legal system.

In fact, 14 of those listed are Federalist Society members, including Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

In CNN exit polls in 2016, two-thirds of voters listed the Supreme Court as a major factor in the election.

With Trump at the helm and a Republican-led Congress, conservatives are hoping the next person to fill the Supreme Court vacancy will chart a new path for the High Court for decades to come.

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