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May 19, 2016 10:54 am

Trump Supreme Court List Snubs Top Conservative Judges

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Donald Trump during his speech at the 2016 AIPAC conference. Photo: AIPAC.

Donald Trump during his speech at the 2016 AIPAC conference. Photo: AIPAC.

Politico – Donald Trump’s list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees seemed intended to reassure some of longtime conservatives still jittery about his populist-fueled candidacy. However, what immediately caught the eye of many legal observers was the absence of many judges considered legal luminaries on the right.

While Trump’s 11-judge list pulled in five judges from various state supreme courts, he passed over some of those long considered top contenders for any future Republican Supreme Court pick, like 6th Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh and former Solicitor General Paul Clement.

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