Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices, including 1 from Iowa
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa. The 53-year-old was born in Iowa City and is the son of John W. Colloton who served as Director and CEO for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 1971 to 1993.
President George W. Bush nominated Steven Colloton for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on February 12, 2003. The Senate confirmed him on September 4, 2003, and he received his commission on September 10, 2003.
Also on the list are: Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
Trump said in March he planned to release the list of potential nominees to ease concerns about his conservative credentials in the Republican primary.
He said then the list would include judges "that everybody respects, likes and totally admires" and "great conservative judges, great intellects, the people that you want."