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Here is Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2017

    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait. Seated, from left are, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing, from left are, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. Kennedy said Tuesday that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced today that he would retire from the Supreme Court. His vacancy sets up a showdown for a replacement that could change the direction of the highest court in the country.

President Donald Trump has said he intends to choose Supreme Court nominees from a list he began compiling during the 2016 campaign.

“I think you see the kind of quality that we’re looking at when you look at that list,” Trump said today in the Oval Office.

He added, “So it will be somebody from that list.”

The following is the list of 25 potential nominees, as released by the White House on Nov. 17:

— Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia

Charles Canady of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida

Steven Colloton of Iowa, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Allison Eid of Colorado, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Britt Grant of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia

Raymond Gruender of Missouri, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Joan Larsen of Michigan, 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Mike Lee of Utah, U.S. senator

Thomas Lee of Utah, Supreme Court of Utah

Edward Mansfield of Iowa, Supreme Court of Iowa

Federico Moreno of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Kevin Newsom of Alabama, 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

William Pryor of Alabama, 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Margaret Ryan of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

David Stras of Minnesota, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Diane Sykes of Wisconsin, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Amul Thapar of Kentucky, 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Timothy Tymkovich of Colorado, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Robert Young of Michigan, Supreme Court of Michigan (retired)

Don Willett of Texas, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Patrick Wyrick of Oklahoma, Supreme Court of Oklahoma

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