As the incoming administration prepares to make its first appointment to the Supreme Court, aides and allies of the president-elect are compiling a list of jurists to succeed other aging members of the bench, including Justices Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Politico reports that the transition and its allies in conservative legal circles are using the current search process to identify candidates for future appointments to the high court. Unnamed transition officials told Politico the Trump team is specifically interested in flagging conservative jurists whom Democrats would struggle to demonize or oppose to succeed moderate and liberal members of the court. The official indicated the transition is particularly interested in female candidates. – READ MORE