Who is Trump going to pick for the Supreme Court? The president’s original shortlist started out with 25 names but it’s now down to just a handful. Conservative media, White House insiders, and the many factions of the right-wing legal world have stepped forward to claim knowledge of the frontrunners and why they will (or won’t be picked). Let’s take a look at the likeliest picks.
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A female Trump pick? Among the earliest leaks proffered about Trump’s court pick was that he planned to pick one of the women on his shortlist in order to mitigate the politics of abortion rights as the next justice could overturn Roe v. Wade. Trump himself fueled the speculation by saying that his latest list had six names, including two women. The two women candidates are federal appellate judges Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Joan Larsen.