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Trump Adds Five Names to List of Potential Supreme Court Justices

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump has added five names to his list of potential Supreme Court justices in a move that precedes the possible, but still unannounced, retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, reports USA Today.

Reporters Richard Wolf and Gregory Korte write that the biggest new name was that of Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

“Like Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado, who was confirmed to the high court in April, Kavanaugh is a conservative who once clerked for the more moderate Kennedy,” they write. “When Trump selected Gorsuch for the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s empty seat, it was viewed as a move that might entice Kennedy, 81, to step down.”

Read the USA Today article.