Supreme Court list

America deserves to see Joe Biden’s Supreme Court short list

Carrie Severino, New York Post

Liberal interest groups recognize that Trump’s unprecedented decision to reveal his list of possible Supreme Court nominees was key to his 2016 victory. According to exit polls, the high court was the top issue for one in five voters. Of those, 57 percent went for Trump. Joe Biden doesn’t want to show us his list. The candidates on Biden’s list would likely make the cut based on President Obama’s “empathy standard” — their predisposition to rule for certain classes or interests, not according to the law as it is written. Fact is, independents and the right would be just as interested to know who Biden has in mind. This is scary stuff.

It’s Time For Trump To Update His Supreme Court Short List

Ilya Shapiro, The Federalist

Three years later, after appointing two justices, the president heads into a reelection campaign where the Supreme Court is no less of an issue. It would be both smart politics and good governance to update the list of SCOTUS contenders. When a vacancy emerges, whether before or after the election, who will be considered? It’s hard to narrow down the favorites. A lot will depend on interviews with the White House counsel’s office and the president. But there’s an embarrassment of riches here. Regardless of who the eventual choice is, President Trump would be wise to update his judicial list and re-release it on the campaign trail.

Trump Must Stick to His Supreme Court List

Jonah Goldberg, National Review

For Trump, sticking to the list would please more people than any other option within the realm of the possible. It would also have the most democratic legitimacy because this is what the president very explicitly campaigned on. That seems like a good standard to adhere to these days. Liberals who demand that the president untether himself from this commitment and go with his instincts may not have thought through how that might work out.

Will Supreme Court Choice Divide or Unite Trump Coalition?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
With President Trump meeting with key Senators to discuss his first Supreme Court nomination it is vital for conservatives to contact the White House and to respectfully urge President Trump to avoid nominating Judge William Pryor to the Supreme Court.

Conservative Opposition to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Growing

What was a trickle of cultural conservatives voicing concern about Judge Pryor has begun to build into a steady stream of opposition. “Pryor may be 90 percent good on his decisions, but that is not good enough,” said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. “We need someone who will be just like Scalia, 100 percent, in terms of their judicial philosophy."

President Trump: Don’t Nominate Judge Pryor, Get Your First Supreme Court Pick Right

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We know where Judge Pryor stands, and while he has a good record on some of our issues, his willingness to create new protected classes and endow them with judicially created rights unmoored to legislation or the plain language of the Constitution and his failure to protect religious liberty clearly disqualifies him from consideration as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia.

Donald Trump Expands Supreme Court Justice List, Includes Mike Lee

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino says conservatives should be “very pleased” with the expanded list. “Donald Trump continues to take unprecedented steps to demonstrate that he intends to appoint justices like Scalia, Thomas and Alito,” Severino says. “Conservatives should be very pleased by the steps he has taken, and if he lives up to his promises we will have a Court that truly puts the rule of law ahead of political preferences.”

Viguerie: Conservatives Cheer Trump Court Picks, Want More Assurances

Emily Cadei, Newsweek

“Although I’d add Janice Rogers Brown and J. Michael Luttig to the list, the list of potential Supreme Court nominees released by Mr. Trump is very good,” said conservative leader Richard Viguerie. “However, it is but a tiny step on the long road to convincing conservatives they should support him.”