President Donald Trump is said to be down to his final three picks to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court that has remained on the nation’s highest court ever since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost a year ago.
President Donald Trump answers a question about the Supreme Court after signing a series of executive orders, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.Earlier this month Trump said he would pick from among 20 candidates suggested by conservative legal groups to fill the vacancy caused by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February a year ago. McConnell wrote on Twitter, “I appreciate his soliciting our advice”.One of the Supreme Court’s nine seats has been vacant since the February 2016 death of Antonin Scalia.Trump outlined a list of 21 potential picks during the campaign and has reportedly been narrowing down possible selections.Trump is scheduled to confer on the nomination later today with several members of the Senate, including Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Before he was nominated to the 10th Circuit in 2006 by President George W. Bush, Gorsuch worked in a private practice at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC, and as an official in the Justice Department during the Bush administration.
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On Saturday, Trump met with Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.The vacancy became a wedge issue that motivated conservatives who didn’t like Trump to get behind him rather than allow the bent of the court to become progressive.Schumer has vowed to confirm Trump’s nominee only if he or she appeals to both Republicans and Democrats.Trump said during a press conference earlier this month that he’d nominate a justice to the current high court vacancy within two weeks of his inauguration.At 49 years old, Gorsuch could serve for decades on the Supreme Court.