Trump's Double-Barreled Supreme Court Nomination Strategy

May 2012
By the wall
Good to see Trump is on the ball here.

He is lining up two picks and hopefully he get's three, even maybe four.

As inauguration day nears for President-elect Donald Trump, the Supreme Court arm of his transition team has reportedly trimmed the list of potential nominees to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia from nearly two dozen conservative jurists to just three -- and is focusing on filling two vacancies instead of just one.*

Though the Scalia vacancy is the only current opening, Politico reported Wednesday that Trump's top advisers are anticipating another vacancy early in the president-elect's first term.

As a result, the team is preparing to nominate Scalia's replacement within days of Trump's inauguration, and is putting a second conservative jurist on deck. Should a new opening occur, the theory goes, the new president could nominate someone quickly -- delivering the prospect of a reliable, 6-3 Supreme Court conservative majority.
"He clearly understands he may have a chance to define the court for a generation or more and he is taking it very seriously," former Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump confidante, told Politico.
Trump's Double-Barreled Supreme Court Nomination Strategy

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