2nd UPDATE: Neil Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7, 2017, as the 113th Supreme Court Justice. The vote was 54-45 in favor of Gorsuch, falling short of the 60 required. Forcing the Republicans to invoke the so-called Nuclear Option, making the majority vote the deciding factor.
The below list of President Trump’s judges may give us an insight into the next nomination.
UPDATE: President Trump’s first SCOTUS pick is Neil Gorsuch filling the 9th seat. He will be ruling the country with conservatives Alito, Kennedy, Roberts and Thomas appointed by Republican presidents and liberals Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor by Democratic presidents.
President Donald Trump will have many decisions ahead of him. Possibly the most important will be the judges appointed to the Supreme Court but there are many other vacancies.
Justice Scalia who died on February 13, 2016, has been the benchmark for who Trump will nominate for the Supreme Court.
Those other vacancies will be dealing with Gun control, Immigration, Marijuana, Child Abuse, Business Laws, Consumer Laws, Education, Gambling, Healthcare, Wage Laws, etc.
Either way, we hope that our judges follow their “Code of Conduct” and uphold our laws the fairest way possible.
- Keith Blackwell
- Charles Canady
- Steven Colloton
- Allison Eid
- *Neil Gorsuch
- Raymond Gruender
- Thomas Hardiman
- Raymond Kethledge
- Joan Larsen
- Mike Lee
- Thomas Lee
- Edward Mansfield
- Federico Moreno
- William Pryor
- Margaret A. Ryan
- Amul Thapar
- Timothy Tymkovich
- David Stras
- Diane Sykes
- Don Willett
- Robert Young
Neil Gorsuch is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was appointed to the position in 2006. Judge Gorsuch previously served in the Justice Department as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Judge Gorsuch was a Marshall Scholar and received his law degree from Harvard. He clerked for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.
Thomas Hardiman is a judge in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Circuit. He has a conservative record on guns, searches, police officers and prison guards. Hardiman sits on the same U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit as, Maryanne Trump Barry who is President Trumps Sister.
Keith Blackwell is a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He was appointed to the position in 2012. He had previously served on the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Before serving on the bench, Justice Blackwell was a Deputy Special Attorney General of the State of Georgia, an Assistant District Attorney in Cobb County, and a commercial litigator in private practice. Justice Blackwell is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.
Charles Canady is a justice of the Supreme Court of Florida. He has served in that role since 2008, and he served as the court’s chief justice from 2010 to 2012. Prior to his appointment, Justice Canady served as a judge of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and as a member of the United States House of Representatives for four terms. Justice Canady is a graduate of Yale Law School.
Mike Lee is the Junior U.S. Senator from Utah and currently serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Utah and as a Supreme Court Clerk for Justice Alito.
Edward Mansfield is a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2011 and retained by voters in 2012. Justice Mansfield previously served as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. He also teaches law at Drake University as an adjunct professor. Justice Mansfield is a graduate of Yale Law School.
Federico Moreno is a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He previously served as a state and county court judge in Florida. Judge Moreno is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law.
Margaret A. Ryan has been a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces since 2006. Judge Ryan served in the Marine Corps through deployments in the Philippines and the Gulf War. She then attended Notre Dame Law School through a military scholarship and served as a JAG officer for four years. Judge Ryan clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the Fourth Circuit and Justice Clarence Thomas.
Amul Thapar is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, serving since his appointment in 2007 when he became the first South Asian Article III judge. He has taught law students at the University of Cincinnati and Georgetown. Judge Thapar has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. and the Southern District of Ohio. Immediately prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Thapar was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Judge Thapar received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Timothy Tymkovich is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Judge Tymkovich was appointed to the bench in 2003. He previously served as Colorado Solicitor General. Judge Tymkovich is a graduate of the University of Colorado College of Law.
Robert Young is the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan. He was appointed to the court in 1999, and became part of a majority of justices who embraced originalism and led what one scholar described as a “textualism revolution.” Justice Young previously served as a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals. Chief Justice Young is a graduate of Harvard Law School.))