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Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators

Added 09-19-20 12:14:03am EST - “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday evening has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday evening has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg, who died at age 87 due to cancer-related complications, has created an empty seat on the bench, allowing President Donald Trump to put forth a new nominee. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already indicated that he plans to consider a confirmation vote. 

The president has a roster of potential picks ready and unveiled 20 additions to his list on Sept. 9.

While it's typical of any administration to keep a running shortlist of possible Supreme Court nominees, Trump's announcement, which included an array of conservative judges and lawyers as contenders — along with three Republican senators — sent a nod to conservative voters and may boost his 2020 bid, less than two months ahead of Election Day. During his 2016 campaign, Trump released similar lists that became key to rallying conservative support.

"Joe Biden has refused to release his list, perhaps because he knows the names are so extremely far left that they could never withstand public scrutiny or receive acceptance," Trump said during his announcement. "He must release a list of justices for people to properly make a decision as to how they will vote. It is very important that he do so."

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