Opinions of Trump Appellate Judges on Trump Supreme Court Short List

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Eight of the 37 Trump judges on the federal courts of appeals are also on Trump’s “short list” from which, he has stated, he will select any future Supreme Court justices. The opinions written or joined by these eight Trump judges are very troubling, and it would raise serious concerns if any of these judges receive a Supreme Court nomination. Each such opinion is discussed briefly below, with a link to the more detailed explanation in the Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears report.

Don Willett, 5th Circuit

Amul Thapar and Joan Larsen, 6th Circuit

Amy Coney Barrett, 7th Circuit

David Stras, 8th Circuit

Allison Eid, 10th Circuit

Kevin Newsom and Britt Grant, 11th Circuit