With the death from cancer of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18th, President Trump will have the chance to nominate her successor to the Supreme Court. The left has gone bonkers, the Democrats are promising court packing a’la FDR, and some progressives are mad that Justice Ginsburg didn’t retire sooner.
In remarks made yesterday, President Trump has indicated he will announce his choice either Friday or Saturday. He also has said it has come down to one of five women.
Or as the Babylon Bee humorously illustrated:
There are 12 women on President Trump’s short list of nominees. This includes those just named to the 2020 list and those on the earlier lists.
- Judge Bridget Bade, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Allison Eid, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Britt Grant, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Barbara Lagoa, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Joan Larsen, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Martha Pacold, Northern District of Illinois
- Judge Sarah Pitlyk, Eastern District of Missouri
- Judge Allison Jones Rushing, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Judge Margaret “Meg” Ryan, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Judge Diane Sykes, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Kathryn “Kate” Todd, Deputy White House Counsel
Rumor has it that the five on the short, short list are Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa, Allison Jones Rushing, Joan Larsen, and Kate Todd with Barrett and Lagoa being the leading contenders.
As an aside, Allison Jones Rushing is from Hendersonville, NC which is just a few miles away. She is also the youngest on the list.