President Trump is considering five new judges to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court should one occur during his presidency, the White House announced on Friday.
“One year ago, President Donald J. Trump was elected to restore the rule of law and to Make the Judiciary Great Again,” the White House said in a statement. “Following the successful confirmation of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States and the nomination of more than seventy federal judges — including five individuals from his Supreme Court list — President Trump today announced that he is refreshing his Supreme Court list with five additional judges.”
Trump will now choose the next Supreme Court nominee from a list of 25 judges that his team has reviewed and approved.
The new additions are Amy Coney Barrett, a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge; Britt Grant, a justice on Georgia’s state Supreme Court; Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Kevin Newsom, a judge on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; and Patrick Wyrick, a justice on Oklahoma’s state Supreme Court.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.