President-elect Donald Trump announced yesterday that he had narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominations "down to probably three or four" candidates and said an announcement would come "pretty soon." He called the choices "highly respected, brilliant people."
In September, Trump released a “definitive” final list of 21 potential nominees, which included the following federal district and appeals court judges: Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit; Hon. Diane Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Hon. Stephen Colloton and Hon. Raymond W. Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit; Hon. Neil Gorsuch and Hon. Timothy Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit; Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; Hon. Margaret A. Ryan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Hon. Federico Moreno, U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Florida; Hon. Amul Thapar, U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Kentucky;, Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, W.D. Pa.