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Trump SCOTUS Potentials At Conservative Lawyer Event

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November 21, 2016

“We stand on the cusp of great change,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a gathering of conservative lawyers at the annual Federalist Society convention. In his speech, Cruz said that the room contained “scores” of future federal judges, soon-to-be Justice Department lawyers and lawyers who will be staffing other federal agencies, now that President-Elect Donald Trump is preparing to take office. Also in attendance: one-third of Trump’s proposed possible Supreme Court nominees. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid; Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hardiman; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Kethledge; Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William Pryor; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Sykes; and Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett all moderated panels at the event. Former solicitor general for George W. Bush Ted Olson told Buzzfeed News that the complicated process of getting a Supreme Court justice nominated and confirmed is extensive, and he would be very surprised if someone is confirmed in time to hear cases by April’s new term.

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