Friday, September 11, 2020

Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees for Second Term; Challenges Biden: Name your justices

Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees for second term
President Trump on Wednesday released a new list of conservatives he’ll consider for future vacancies on the Supreme Court, including Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, replaying a campaign strategy that won over conservatives in 2016 and was credited with helping him to win the presidency.
In an announcement at the White House, the president said his move underscores the stakes of the presidential election, and what would happen to the federal courts if Democrat Joseph R. Biden won.
“Radical justices will erase the Second Amendment, silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions,” the president said.
Among the potential nominees are two holdovers from Mr. Trump’s previous list who are considered frontrunners: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Amul Thapar of the 6th Circuit.
Twenty new additions to his list included 34-year-old Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, Judge Gregory Katsas of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau, and Deputy White House Counsel Kate Dodd. --->READ MORE HERE
Trump lays out Supreme Court challenge to Biden: Name your justices:
President Trump challenged Democratic nominee Joe Biden to publish a list of potential Supreme Court nominees as he added 20 figures to his own slate of candidates for any future vacancy.
The move Wednesday was designed to bolster support among conservative voters. But he put Biden on the spot, forcing the former vice president to choose whether to release a list that could infuriate either wing of his party.
Trump set out clear ideological water between him and his opponent, raising the specter of radical justices intent on erasing the right to bear arms, declaring the death penalty unconstitutional, and rewriting the pledge of allegiance to remove the words “under God.”
“Our cherished rights are at risk, including the right to life and our great Second Amendment,” he said.
The move not only reflects Trump’s love of teasing appointments in advance, with a dramatic final television show-style “reveal,” but repeats his 2016 campaign strategy, when he published a similar list much to the delight of evangelical and conservative voters who were unsure whether the Republican nominee shared their values.
Trump’s new names include Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas as well as Christopher Landau, ambassador to Mexico. --->READ MORE HERE
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