Fred Lucas writing at The Daily Signal at The Heritage Foundation has an article titled, “Meet the 11 Women on Trump’s Supreme Court List.”
What follows is entirely the product of Fred Lucas so please click through for the extra details.
The two most frequently talked about names are Amy Coney Barrett, 48, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and Barbara Lagoa, 52, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Allison Jones Rushing, 38, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, also is often mentioned, including by Trump during a “Fox & Friends” interview early Monday.
Barrett, of Indiana, clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016. She was part of the legal term that represented George W. Bush in the Bush v. Gore case in which the Supreme Court decided the contested 2000 election. …
Lagoa previously was a justice on the Supreme Court of Florida and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. She received her law degree from Columbia University. …
Rushing, of North Carolina, clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas and then-Judge Neil Gorsuch on the 10th Circuit before he joined the Supreme Court as Trump’s first pick.
“…if Trump doesn’t pick one of the three women named above, it might well be one of the following from his earlier lists.
Margaret A. Ryan, 56, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006. As a military judge and a veteran, she stands out among other contenders.
Diane Sykes, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, is a former justice on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. Sykes, 63, previously served on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1992.
Bridget Bade, 54, of Arizona, is on the 9th Circuit. Bade previously was both a U.S. magistrate judge and an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona.
Allison Eid, of the 10th Circuit, previously served as a Colorado Supreme Court justice who was appointed by then-Gov. Bill Owens, a Republican, in 2006..
Joan Larsen, of the 6th Circuit, previously was named to the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican.
Martha Pacold, 41, has been on the bench of the Northern District of Illinois since August 2019. She previously was deputy general counsel of the Treasury Department. A former clerk to Thomas, she received her law degree with honors from the University of Chicago.
Sarah Pitlyk, 43, has been a judge for the Eastern District of Missouri since December 2019. Previously special counsel at the Thomas More Society, Pitlyk clerked for Kavanaugh at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She received her law degree from Yale. …
Trump added Kate Todd, of Virginia, to his most recent list alongside several men who also do not have experience as a judge.
Todd is a former deputy assistant and deputy counsel to President George W. Bush. She clerked for Thomas and received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard.