I disdain the concept of identity politics and using someone’s gender, race, sex, skin color as a qualifier. But in an age where many people perceive Trump as intolerant, racist, and looks down on women, wouldn’t be a smart move (politically) from him to pick someone who is not a white, cisgender male to the courts?
He should pick someone who will pass the Senate.
Amul Thapar would be the first south Asian appointee to the Supreme Court. MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY, he is ideologically and philosophically acceptable.
What is his standing among the Heritage Foundation?
Thapur is very well regarded by both the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.
BTW, here is the official list from whitehouse.gov
The choice will be coming from that list and that list only.
Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
Charles Canady of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida
Steven Colloton of Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Allison Eid of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Britt Grant of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
Raymond Gruender of Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Joan Larsen of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Mike Lee of Utah, United States Senator
Thomas Lee of Utah, Supreme Court of Utah
Edward Mansfield of Iowa, Supreme Court of Iowa
Federico Moreno of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Kevin Newsom of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
William Pryor of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Margaret Ryan of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
David Stras of Minnesota, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Diane Sykes of Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Amul Thapar of Kentucky, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Timothy Tymkovich of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Robert Young of Michigan, Supreme Court of Michigan (Ret.)
Don Willett of Texas, Supreme Court of Texas
Patrick Wyrick of Oklahoma, Supreme Court of Oklahoma
Mike Lee is not a huge possibility.
McCain is out of service and Lee would be required to recuse from voting on his own nomination. While Pence could break a potential 49 to 49 tie, no guarantee Lee would get all 49, as he has offended some other members of the Republican Conference. His brother is a much more likely choice than he is.
maybe we need a common man on the bench… like a plumber or farmer.
Libs are always crying about how the support the common man. So let’s do it.
Would the constitution allow that?
To answer your question.
Yes. A President could theoretically nominate anybody he likes, there are no Constitutional qualifications for Article III judgeships.
Pretty much zero chance the Senate would confirm anybody without a law degree and requisite legal experience.
I personally would oppose anybody who does not possess the utmost legal credentials.
What no Roy Moore?
The only consideration should be putting up the best qualified conservative candidate available.
Playing the identity politics game only gives it credibility.
You are against taking xxxx into account, except when it suits your purposes its ok to take xxxx into account?
Let’s hope the GOP don’t dive into identity politics to the degree of the democrats. Although they do dabble in it. Just put in a good conservative judge regardless of race or gender or cisgender or other identity nonsense.
Bush jr plaved in a black judge on the dc the left hate him.
What identity politics are the GOP dabbling in?
Read the thread title and the op.
Not my point at all. I am asking if it would be a smart move politically to play identity politics and pick a non-white guy.
It doesn’t matter. it’s just gonna be a hard right dude.
Are you ok?
He should pick someone who is deserved.