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Trump's SCOTUS list contains at least one surprise

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. Wow.>> Donald Trump on Wednesday out with a list of eleven potential Supreme Court nominees if he's elected President. The names put forward part of a calculated campaign strategy. Reuter's political correspondent Emily Stevenson.>> These are all people who are pulled from either they're members of the Federalist Society, which is a conservative legal group in DC.
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Or several of them have been on lists at the Heritage Foundation which is a really conservative group put together of potential nominees. So these are all meant to be people who would reassure conservatives that Trump is one of them. That he would appoint somebody to the Supreme Court who would have their same views on the Second Amendment and religious liberty and those kind of things.
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>> Many analysts were nominated to the federal bench by President George W Bush but there is reason to believe, Trump may not have scrutinized candidates all that closely. One candidate, Texas Judge Don Willett frequently tweets item such as a Donald Trump haiku. Who would the Donald name to SCOTUS the mind reels, weeps can't finish tweet and will rebuild the death star.
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It'll be amazing believe me and the rebels will pay for it Darth Trump. It’s unusual for Presidential candidate to release a list of possible Supreme Court nominees before he’s even elected, but the timing of Wednesday's release could be another calculated move.>> Donald Trump has been getting a lot of flack lately for not having released his tax returns, so far, and he's putting out this list of Supreme Court potential nominees, people he might consider naming to the Supreme Court, which Is going to keep us all talking.
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We're all going to be digging into these people's backgrounds and the more questions he gets about those things, the fewer questions he hopes he gets about things like his tax returns and comments that he's made about women.>> The Supreme Court has been down to eight members since the death of justice Antonin Scalia in February.