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Succeeding Ginsburg: Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether US President Donald Trump should nominate — and the current Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.

Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court.

The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations.

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The most recent additions to Trump’s list came earlier this month. A portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is displayed at a storefront on September 19, 2020 in New York, New York. Ginsburg has died at age 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. (Jeenah Moon/Getty Images/AFP)

Here are the people now on Trump’s list:

Bade is a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Barrett is a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She’s a graduate of Rhodes College and Notre Dame’s law school and a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Blackwell is a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Blackwell previously served on the Georgia Court of Appeals and as deputy special attorney general in the state.

Cameron is Kentucky’s attorney general. He previously served as legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cameron is a graduate of the University of Louisville and its Brandeis School of Law.

Canady a justice of the Florida Supreme Court. A former Florida congressman, he was the prime sponsor of the first congressional effort to ban the procedure abortion opponents call “partial-birth abortion.” He also served as general counsel to former Florida governor and Trump rival Jeb Bush.

Clement is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He previously served as US solicitor general, arguing over 100 cases before the US Supreme Court. Clement was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.

Colloton is a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He graduated from Princeton University and........

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