May 18, 2016 – In an unusual move, the GOP’s likely nominee, Donald Trump, today released a list of names of conservative judges, who come from a variety of states, from which he would choose to nominate to the US Supreme Court vacancy, should he be elected President.
Trump’s list of Judges, serve both at the Federal and State levels. They are:
Steven Colloton of Iowa
Allison Eid of Colorado
Raymond Gruender of Missouri.
Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania
Raymond Kethledge of Michigan
Joan Larsen of Michigan
Thomas Lee of Utah [ brother of Sen Mike Lee (R)]
William Pryor of Alabama
David Stras of Minnesota
Diane Sykes of Wisconsin
Don Willett of Texas
This unusual move comes as Mr Trump works to address the concerns of some conservatives in the Republican Party that he cannot be trusted to appoint judges who are “strict constructionists” and base their legal opinions on the literal wording of the law, and not through interpretation of the law.