President Donald Trump announced 20 new people to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. These 20 join the existing list of potential nominees. He also challenged former VP Joe Biden to release his list.
The list is a mix of sitting Federal judges, three US Senators, an ambassador, a state attorney general, a state supreme court justice, two former Solicitors General, and a couple of attorneys in the White House.
The list in the order that I wrote them down with hopefully few misspellings.
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
- Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)
- Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron
- Paul Clement, former Solicitor General
- Noel Francisco, former Solicitor General
- Judge Allison Jones Rushing, 4th Circuit, NC
- Judge Bridget Bade, 9th Circuit, AZ
- Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, 5th Circuit, LA
- Stephen Engle, Trump Administration
- Judge James Ho, 5th Circuit, TX
- Judge Gregory Katsas, DC Circuit,
- Judge Barbara Lagoa, 11th Circuit, FL
- Amb. Christopher Landau, US Amb to Mexico, MD
- Justice Carlos Muniz, Florida Supreme Court
- Judge Martha Picold, N. Dis. of IL
- Judge Peter Phipps, 3rd Circuit, PA
- Judge Sarah Pitlyk, E. Dis. of MO
- Kate Todd, Trump Administration
- Judge Lawrence VanDyke, 9th Circuit, NV
I will be providing short vignettes about each potential nominee in the days ahead as I did earlier for the original list. There are several really good picks on the list in terms of the Second Amendment. I don’t think you’d have the denial of cert if a Justice Cruz or a Justice Clement or a Justice Ho were added to the Court.
You can see the announcement below. His reading of the names starts at approximately 4:15.