President Trump plans to fill Supreme Court vacancy

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Pictured, from left to right: Judges William Pryor, Thomas Hardiman, and Neil Gorsuch.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the vacancy on the Supreme Court Tuesday. The vacancy was left after Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last February. It is speculated that President Trump has narrowed down the selection to a shortlist of three potential nominees.

One of the potential picks is Judge William Pryor. Pryor sits on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and was nominated by former President George W. Bush.

The second potential pick is Judge Thomas Hardiman, who sits on the 3rd Circuit Court in Pittsburgh. He is considered as a leading candidate because some see he has an inside track on Supreme Court affairs, another reason is that he sits on the same court as President Trump’s sister.

The third is Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch sits on the 10th Circuit Court in Denver. He clerks for current Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

 

UPDATE:  President Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for Supreme Court justice.