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Trump Supreme Court list: 20 more people the president would consider

President Donald Trump has revealed his list of potential candidates for the highest court in the land, while taking a swipe at Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Donald Trump en Washington, D.C. USA. Sept. 10, 2020.
Susan WalshAP

On Wednesday 9 September, President Donald Trump announced a list of potential candidates to join the Supreme Court ahead of the presidential elections on 3 November.

Trump’s latest Supreme Court names

The president called upon his presidential rival Joe Biden to name his selection stating that they had not yet been provided due to the fact that "they are so far left” and that they “could never withstand scrutiny."

From the White House’s Diplomatic Reception, Trump gave his selection.Among those named, there were three sitting Republican senators: Ted Cruz (Texas), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Josh Hawley (Missouri). There was also a place for Daniel Cameron, Kentucky's attorney general.

Trump advised that the 20 new names were being added to the list of 25 judges already named.

Bridget Bade, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Paul Clement, former U.S. solicitor general

Stuart Kyle Duncan, 5th Circuit judge

Stephen Engel, assistant attorney general

Noel Francesco, former solicitor general

James Ho, 5th Circuit judge

Gregory Katsas, D.C. Circuit judge

Barbara Lagoa, 11th Circuit judge

Christopher Landau, U.S. ambassdor to Mexico

Carlos Muniz, Florida Supreme Court

Martha Packold, Northern District of Illinois judge

Peter Phipps, 3rd Circuit judge

Sarah Pitlyk, Eastern District of Missouri judge

Allison Jones Rushing, 4th Circuit judge

Kate Todd, deputy assistant to the president

Lawrence Van Dyke, 9th Circuit judge

Trump on Supreme offensive against Biden

"Unfortunately, there is a growing radical left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under the law," Trump said after naming his candidates. "If this extreme movement is granted a majority on the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally transform America without a single vote of Congress."

"Radical justices will erase the Second Amendment, silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extremely late-term abortion," he contiued.

"It will give unelected bureaucrats the power to destroy millions of American jobs. They will remove the words under God from the Pledge of Allegiance. They will unilaterally declare the death penalty unconstitutional, even for the most depraved mass murderers."


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