CFJ Commends Trump's SCOTUS List; Biden Should Issue One


Washington, D.C. -- The following is a statement of Committee for Justice president Curt Levey on the updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees issued by President Trump today:

Washington, D.C. -- We commend President Trump for updating his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, which gives voters the transparency they deserve on this important issue. Moreover, we are thrilled that the twenty additions to the list are full of potential nominees with extremely impressive credentials, brilliant legal minds, and records indicating not only a commitment to textualism and originalism – in contrast to the "living Constitution" favored by progressives – but also a willingness to stick to those principles even when the results will be unpopular with the nation's academic, media and cultural elites.

Polls and pundits agree that Trump's 2016 list of potential Supreme Court nominees was an important factor in his election. We expect his new list to be an important factor in his reelection. That's because the judicial nominations issue traditionally works in favor of Republicans – it's no coincidence that the issue was virtually ignored at last month's Democratic convention – and because the list will reassure the GOP base that a conservative majority on the Supreme Court is within reach after a disappointing 2019-20 Supreme Court term.