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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Meet These 5 Stellar Conservatives Trump Just Added to His Supreme Court List
article appeared in the Daily Signal on June 28th
On Friday, President
Donald Trump announced
the addition of five individuals to his outstanding list of potential
candidates for a future Supreme Court vacancy.
As was the case with
the lists Trump put out during his presidential campaign, these new additions
to the list are conservative men and women who are committed to interpreting
the Constitution according to its original public meaning.
While there are
currently no vacancies on the Supreme Court, rumors abound that Justice Anthony
Kennedy may retire in the near future. Here’s a look at the new names.
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Judge, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Age: Approximately 45
Barrett, a former
University of Notre Dame law professor, was recently confirmed to the 7th
Circuit. After graduating from Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School,
Barrett clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the D.C. Circuit and Justice
Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
She then worked in
private practice (where she was part of the team that represented George W.
Bush in Bush v. Gore) before starting her career in academia, teaching briefly
at George Washington University and the University of Virginia before joining
the Notre Dame Law faculty in 2002.
Barrett is a prolific
writer, having published in leading law reviews across the country on topics
including originalism, federal court jurisdiction, and the supervisory power of
the Supreme Court.
In 2010, Chief
Justice John Roberts appointed her to the Advisory Committee for the Federal
Rules of Appellate Procedure, where she served for six years.
At her confirmation
hearing in September, Senate Democrats chided her for her writings as a law
student in 1998 and asked inappropriate
questions about her Catholic faith. But Barrett received robust
bipartisan support from the legal community, including from Neal
Katyal, a prominent liberal who served as President Barack Obama’s acting
Court of Georgia Age: Approximately 39
Georgia’s highest court by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2016, Grant previously served as
the state’s solicitor general and in other capacities in the state attorney
general’s office. She also worked in the George W. Bush administration, serving
on the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of Cabinet Affairs.
Grant began working
at the White House weeks before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and
after that horrific day, her
mission became making government “as effective as it can be and as
protective of liberty as it can be.”
Earlier in her
career, she served as an aide to then-Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., on Capitol Hill,
clerked for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit, and worked in private
practice at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the top appellate law firms in
She is a graduate of
Stanford Law School and Wake Forest University.
In a letter
recommending her appointment to the state’s high court, Kavanaugh praised
Grant’s “superb” writing, which is “[o]ne of the most important duties” of
judges. In her 11 months on the bench, she’s heard numerous cases and displayed
her excellent writing abilities.
In a recent decision
reinstating criminal charges against a woman who secretly filmed her boss in
the nude, Grant wrote a
special concurrence agreeing with the judgment but not the reasoning of the
majority. The majority analogized a state law criminalizing “hostile intrusion
or surveillance” by a private party with the Fourth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. She explained, “[t]he statute cannot bear the weight that the
Fourth Amendment puts on it when addressing the behavior of private parties and
not of the government” and that it “addresses a privacy interest quite
different than the one that we all share against government search and
Judge, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Age: 52
A former clerk for
Justice Anthony Kennedy and graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School,
Kavanaugh worked as a senior associate counsel and assistant to President
George W. Bush and as an associate independent counsel.
He was nominated to
the D.C. Circuit in 2003 but not confirmed until 2006.
General William Barr stated that
Kavanaugh “quickly established himself as one of the key outside lawyers I went
to on some of my toughest legal issues. He has a keen intellect, exceptional
analytical skills, and sound judgment. His writing is fluid and precise. I
found that he was able to see all sides of an issue and appreciate the
strengths and weakness of competing approaches. He was particularly effective
in dealing with novel issues which required some original thinking.”
Kavanaugh recently delivered the annual Joseph
Story Distinguished Lecture at Heritage—joining the ranks of Justice Clarence
Thomas and many other renowned federal judges. He spoke eloquently about the
judiciary’s essential role in maintaining the separation of powers.
Judge, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Age: Approximately 45
Kevin Newsom, former
all-star appellate lawyer, was confirmed to the 11th Circuit in August. After
graduating from Samford University and Harvard Law School, Newsom clerked for
Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the 9th Circuit and Justice David Souter on the
Supreme Court. He then worked in private practice before serving as Alabama’s
After five years of
government service, Newsom went back to private practice where he became a
partner at Birmingham’s Bradley Arant.
Before joining the
bench, Newsom had an extensive Supreme Court practice, arguing four cases at
the high court and authoring dozens of cert. petitions and amicus briefs.
Newsom has won countless awards for his work, including the National
Association of Attorneys General’s Best Brief Award four times.
He has argued more
than 30 cases in federal appellate courts across the country as well as in
Alabama’s appellate courts. In 2011, Roberts, the chief justice, appointed
Newsom to the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.
Court of Oklahoma Age: 36
Patrick Wyrick is the
youngest person on the Trump list, at 36 years old. Then again, Joseph Story
was only 32 when he was nominated by President James Madison to serve as an
associate justice to the Supreme Court, a position in which he served with
great distinction for nearly 34 years.
Wyrick was appointed
to the Oklahoma Supreme Court last February, after serving as the state’s
solicitor general for six years.
As solicitor general,
Wyrick argued cases before the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and also successfully
v. Gross (a case challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection)
before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A graduate of the
University of Oklahoma and that school’s College of Law, Wyrick clerked for
U.S. District Court Judge James Payne.
When Wyrick was
nominated to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, then-State Attorney General Scott
Pruitt described Wyrick as “a superb lawyer” and “a constitutional scholar
well-versed in both state and federal law … ” He added that Wyrick’s
“wisdom, compassion, and integrity are unparalleled among the many public servants
with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working.”
In his short time on
the bench, Wyrick has written some noteworthy opinions, including the majority
opinion in a case
striking down a fee that the Oklahoma Legislature imposed on cigarette
companies for violating a provision in the Oklahoma Constitution that sets
forth the procedures that must be followed before enacting a “revenue raising”
Wyrick’s meteoric legal career could ultimately land him on the high court.
We commend the
president for taking the utmost care in continuing to identify outstanding
individuals to serve on all levels of the federal bench.