Meet The Judges President Trump Interviewed Yesterday [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump joins Judge Neil Gorsuch, Marie Louise Gorsuch and others in prayer in the Green Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., following the President’s announcement of Judge Gorsuch as his nominee to the Supreme Court, Tuesday January 31, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)


By 1600 Staff

President Trump met with 4 finalists to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

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The New York Times reports:

Judge Thapar, the son of Indian-American immigrants, was Mr. Trump’s first nominee to an appeals court in 2017. A former district court judge from Kentucky with a conservative track record, Judge Thapar was among those the president considered as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016.

Judge Kavanaugh, an appointee of President George W. Bush who also worked in Mr. Bush’s White House, clerked at the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy. He was also a prosecutor under the independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton. Mr. Trump has expressed a desire to name a woman to the court, and Judge Barrett is a favorite of religious conservatives. Deeply religious and a former law clerk for Justice Scalia, she once argued that Catholic judges should sometimes recuse themselves from sentencing in death penalty cases.

Judge Kethledge also clerked for Justice Kennedy, and has the support of some conservative activists. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Judge Kethledge does not have the Harvard or Yale pedigree that Mr. Trump has told associates he would like to see in the next justice.

The president is going to meet with at least three more judges, according to media reports. Note that the White House did not confirm that these individuals were indeed the four the president interviewed, but the four are included on the list of 25 that the White House has cited. The president said he will announce his pick next week.

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Edith Wadhams
Edith Wadhams
4 years ago

No, no, no to PC on this one!!! We need a strong, dedicated conservative Alpha Male in this seat to keep MAGA going!!!

Gerry
4 years ago

Judge Barrett please. We need a pretty face to offset all that ugly. Right now, we have 5 men, 2 frogs and a buzzard.

Daisy57
Daisy57
4 years ago

Why another woman? What does gender have to do with it anyway? Trump is not going to make left women happy whatever he does. Just get the best for the country. I’m a woman and am sick of the pandering.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn
4 years ago

thank you

Ken j Bower
Ken j Bower
4 years ago

I hope Trump will move quickly and appoint a conservative judge that will indeed. Keep the court for the next 30 to 40 years and beyond, enough of this Silly weak liberal, worthless BS. We need a COURT that will bring vack the Death Penalty, Honor Constitutional Law an Make it stick! By doing this Trump can restore “Rightful Law and Order” in America!

Susan Lea
4 years ago

We don’t need someone who went to a New England Ivy League school. On the contrary. Looks like you have to had clerked for Kennedy or Scalia to be considered. Come on Trump! There are great legal minds and jurists who have shown respect for the Constitution who didn’t attend snotty schools. As a woman, the last thing women want is a female Clarence Thomas who hates women and women’s rights. God help us.

Murdock Gibbs
Murdock Gibbs
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lea

Thomas does not HATE WOMEN or WOMEN’S RIGHTS. Read his autobiography, research his judicial philosophy. Nothing could be farther from the truth to say that he hates women’s rights. “God help YOU” to understand the truth and see through the filtered, main street media’s biased, left-wing propaganda. Thomas is a good man.

Gary W.
Gary W.
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lea

God has Already helped us. He delivered our nation into the caring hands of President Trump.

Nancy
Nancy
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lea

Oh MY LORD!!! So, sounds like you are a liberal, and NOW President Trump should pick a woman and someone who did not go to an Ivy League School. I could care less about the Ivy League schools because all of them are liberals, and there are very few Conservatives, if any. I want a judge who will stick to our Constitution, overturn Roe vs. Wade, and bring back the Death Penalty.

Donna Haynes
Donna Haynes
4 years ago

Kennedy was a moderate to right leaning…I don’t think prospects who clerked for him would be a good choice unless you want another Kennedy….what we need is a true Constitutionalist and follows the founders intent….

BECKY
4 years ago

I AM A WOMAN BUT IN THIS DAY AND AGE A WOMAN I DO NOT THINK WOULD BE BENEFICIAL A WOMAN IS A WOMAN AND IN MY OPINION THERE WERE A LOT OF WOMEN WHO VOTED FOR HILLARY SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN AND THAT STARTED ALL THIS OTHER CHOAS WE FACE TODAY AND THAT IS WHAT THE DEMS WANT LOTS OF WOMEN WITHOUT CREDENTIALS JUST A WOMAN. I AGREE THERE ARE SOME VERY BRIGHT WOMEN DONT GET ME WRONG BUT I DONT THINK WE ARE THERE YET (OF COURSE UNLESS IT IS IVANKA)

Becky
4 years ago

i am a woman and i do not believe a woman is right for the job right now. a lot of women voted for hillary simply because she was a woman & that will continue ( a woman is a woman)
and hard to tell who will look like the book of the cover but really not. sorry I am so skeptal of anything and everyone any more

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

If the OLD DRIED UP BAT would retire and go to Australia like she said she would, The Prez would have another pick available too. Could setup the SCOTUS for Many Decades to come!

Thank God we have a PREZ that cares about America!

Judith Rauback
Judith Rauback
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

What a wonderful true answer, they’ll carry her OUT IN a little BLACK angry bundle!

Look at the thousands of crowds who wait to see and hear from him, GREATEST PRESIDENT AND BUSINESS MAN AMERICA EVER HAD OR WILL HAVE IN YEAR TOO COME

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

We are with you, President Trump. We know that you will make a choice that will be best for America. Pick a candidate who will be a strong judge for Republican interests to bring sensibilities back to the court system. Don’t worry about the phony “requirement” to have an ivy league graduate. Look at the last president. obama is a Harvard lawyer but what a mess. Thank God he was not a judge!
America is with you, Mr. President.

ANA APETROAE
ANA APETROAE
4 years ago

I WANT TRAY GOWVDY BE THE JUDGES.

Anthony Panzica
4 years ago

As log as President Trump doesn’t pick Mike Lee of Utah, Lee was against President Trump from the “Get Go” and still is against President Trump. Lee would work against President Trump and our country for the rest of his life. We don’t need Rats that are against President Trump to be supreme Country Justices for life.

Douglas
Douglas
4 years ago

Pick a real conservative that will stick to the constitution and quit pushing America toward socialism, progressivism,liberalism
and demoratism, and all the isms that Ginsburg, Kagan, Sotomayor and Beyers would go.we don’t care what Shumer, Pelosi, Waters, Durbin, and Bernie and many others
that do not want America to be Great Again.

G. Giant
4 years ago

Enough with Harvard and Yale. They have been the cause of so much trouble

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  G. Giant

Absolutely. ENOUGH w/ Harvard/Yale Establishment NWO Kraap.
Please Mr. Pres. like you ‘think’ WE Don’t know ??? & Always Keep
The ‘Silent Majority’ in mind.

Esther
Esther
4 years ago

I think Mike Lee would be a good pick .

John Bragg
John Bragg
4 years ago
Reply to  Esther

Who the heck is Mike Lee? And what has he done?

Cliffford K McGown
Cliffford K McGown
4 years ago

A woman.especially a conservative one, would help keep a balance in the court. A man of
similar capabilities would not.

MARGARET SESSIONS
MARGARET SESSIONS
4 years ago

Whoever he chooses you have to realize there will be someone who will dig up bones to do away, the men will have “raped” someone, or said dirty words while speaking with friends, and th e women will be accused of inmentionable acts by the demons lawyers and/or news media. Whoever is picked hast to have an armadilla coat.

zee
zee
4 years ago

Kavanaugh ??? So, Mr. Pres – past ‘scuttle’ doesn’t
affect your ‘thinking’ for SCOTUS. wow. uh-oh.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  zee

OR DID YOU just want to Stare him in the face
re Vince Foster.

Esilda Morales Rios
4 years ago
Reply to  zee

NO Kavanaugh is the one DEM want and are spending millions to get him on the bench. Don’t do it!

Kilgore Trout
Kilgore Trout
4 years ago

I want the winner of the swim suit round to be selected, nome sane?

Ken Hissner
4 years ago

American Indian Judge Thapper is my choice. He comes from the most persecuted people who were here first and had their land conviscated.

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