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January 31, 2017
Exactly who should (or are) sentencing fans rooting for as Prez Trump is about to announce his SCOTUS pick?
Regular readers know I have blogged a fair amount about some of the folks on Prez Trump's not-so-short SCOTUS pick list, and some of these prior posts are collected below. According to press reports, a couple of well-established and generally well-regarded circuit judges have emerged as the most likely pick. I now wonder if readers with a special interest in sentencing jurisprudence have a special reason to be pulling for a special candidate. If so, please share who and why in the comments.
Once a pick is announced, I expect to do a little blogging on the nominees' sentencing work even though I expect very few others will be assessing the pick's work in this arena. And, as always, I both welcome and depend on help from readers who might have insights and perspectives that I am sure to miss hanging out in my ivory tower.
A few prior related Trumpian SCOTUS posts:
- Marijuana, Merrick and millenials: why cautious insider Dems lost another outsider/change election
- Which possible SCOTUS pick from the Trump list should sentencing reformers be rooting for?
- Looking for the best "anti-Garland" on Prez-Elect Donald Trump's SCOTUS not-so-short list
- Prez-Elect Trump says he now has a SCOTUS short list among his not-so-short list of 21
- Circuit judges Diane Sykes and William Pryor reportedly on top of Prez-Elect's SCOTUS short-list
- Reports of now five names atop Prez-Elect Trump's SCOTUS short-list
- "In the Mold of Scalia or Alito: Recent Criminal and Habeas Decisions of Judges Pryor and Sykes"
- And then there were two: Prez Trump's SCOTUS pick now reportedly between Circuit Judges Hardiman and Gorsuch
January 31, 2017 at 11:54 AM | Permalink
I would like to see Trump pick a Muslim, and an openly avowed adherent to the Sharia. I have read it, and liked 90%. From a sentencing and criminal law view, Muslim countries have low crime rates, even if very poor.
Posted by: David Behar | Jan 31, 2017 6:52:19 PM
It is Gorsuch...
Posted by: Just Passing By | Jan 31, 2017 8:23:50 PM