Politics This is Trump's list of replacements for RBG
Trump orders U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Ginsburg
The president called Ginsburg a "trailblazer, not only in the field of law, but in the history of our country."Jeffrey Rosen on the public and private RBG
The death of US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves an opening on the highest American court, which president Donald Trump seems likely to fill in the months ahead. Despite, majority leader Mitch McConnell will get a vote on the Senate floor.
Who could replace Ginsburg? To court conservative voters, Trump hasof potential Supreme Court nominees over his career as a politician, most recently on Sept. 9. His two previous nominees, justices Neil Gorsuch and , appeared on prior lists. Trump has appointed , including radical conservatives and many younger choices who could serve for decades in lifetime seats.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has earned a powerful seat in American history
She was a force with her mind her entire life.The voice was that of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, as usual, she delivered a haymaker in a virtual whisper. I had the honor of meeting her many times over the years but that incident was, for me, the quintessential "RBG" moment. She was always direct and clear and honest. And she was right. We can claim to have done what other law schools refused to do for this female pioneer, but we failed to entirely transform with the moment. Lockwood laid the foundation for the transformation of the Supreme Court, and Ginsburg was that transformation.
Court watchers suspect that, , is the most likely choice .
And then there’s Trump’s, a mix of politicians, stalwarts of the Republican establishment and youthful conservatives:
- Bridget Bade (US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)
- Daniel Cameron (Kentucky attorney general) The only Black candidate on the list, Cameron .
- Paul Clement (former solicitor general of the United States)
- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Would .
- Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
- Stuart Kyle Duncan (US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit)
- Steven Engel (Office of Legal Counsel, DOJ)
- Noel Francisco (former solicitor general of the United States)
- Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Tweeted that in the job.
- James Ho (US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit)
- Greg Katsas (US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit)
- Barbara Lagoa (US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit)
- Christopher Landau (US ambassador to Mexico)
- Carlos Muñiz (Supreme Court of Florida)
- Martha Pacold (US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois)
- Peter Phipps (US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit)
- Sarah Pitlyk (US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri)
- Allison Jones Rushing (US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit)
- Kate Todd (deputy White House counsel)
- Lawrence Van Dyke (US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)
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