Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trump Names Joan Larsen As Possible SCOTUS Pick

By Brandon Hall
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Donald Trump says Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen may be one of his picks for the United States Supreme Court.

According to reports:
"Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.

Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.

Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.

The news comes as Trump is working to bring together a fractured Republican Party and earn the trust of skill-skeptical establishment Republicans who question his electability in the general election and conservatives in his party still weary of his commitment to their cause."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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  2. It'll be decades before Constitutional sanity is restored to SCOTUS, but at least we can start getting out of the muck and mire created by Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama. Joan Larson has come up quickly and was appointed by Snyder, which is not necessarily good. It would be nice to see her Constitutional law record, scant as it may be.

  3. I met her once and she claims to be a constitutionalist, believer in the rule of law. I like that.