Trump’s possible Supreme Court nominees: The faith factor

Source: Religion News Service

By Emily McFarlan Miller

(RNS) — The three judges have been on the legal world’s radar since they appeared in November on a White House list of potential Supreme Court nominees. And they are all “really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and in every other way,” according to President Trump.


The president is expected to nominate one of them to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last week (June 27).


For his first pick for the high court, Trump thrilled his conservative and evangelical Christian supporters by selecting Neil Gorsuch, an adherent of the “strict constructionist” philosophy espoused by the justice Gorsuch was replacing, the late Antonin Scalia. For many conservative evangelicals, the Supreme Court is the reason they voted for a president who doesn’t always talk and act like a person who has been called “God’s chosen candidate.”

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