on Sep 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
President Donald Trump’s release of 20 new potential Supreme Court nominees continued to generate reactions over the weekend. In The Hill newspaper, John Kruzel notes that the new list “includes a half dozen former clerks of Justice Clarence Thomas, a reflection of the staunch conservative’s growing clout in the Trump era.” At E&E News, Pamela King examines how five of the people on Trump’s list have handled environmental issues during their legal careers. In an op-ed for NBC News, Brian Fallon argues that the inclusion of polarizing conservatives — such as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — suggests that Trump “has all but given up on winning over swing voters.” CNN’s Alison Main and Caroline Kelly report that Cruz does not want the job.
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