by Jack Long
Tonight at 8:00 pm, Trump is set to announce his nomination for Supreme Court Justice, filling the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump said last week that his nominee is a, “person who is unbelievably highly respected,” and that we will be impressed with his nominee. Promising to appoint a strict conservative, two Justices make Trump’s short list: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit, and Judge Thomas Hardiman of the 3rd Circuit, who was previously nominated to the bench by George W. Bush.
Judge Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court has also been flagged as a potential nominee. However, Willett, also known as the Tweeter Laureate of Texas for his constant online outreach to young law students, has shown criticism of Trump during the campaign.