With the election of Donald Trump to become the next president, Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, is unlikely to be confirmed. President-elect Trump has already announced the names of 21 people he would “most likely” consider to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump also said these 21 are the “type of people” he would nominate and that he sought the advice of the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation in pulling this list together. Many listed are conservative state judges and Bush-appointed federal judges. A number of these judges clerked for Justice Scalia or Justice Clarence Thomas.
There has been no word from the Trump team on whether any of these names rise to the top of the list. However, there has been some interesting commentary on the subject.
For example, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) (who is incidentally on the list, along with his brother Thomas Rex Lee, and both are the sons of a former Solicitor General in the Reagan administration) refused to endorse Trump and is very close to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), so his addition ... read the article at the NAHB website