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    Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed

    Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed

    Can you know a man by his tweets?

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, released a short-list of potential SCOTUS nominees Wednesday.

    Senate Republicans have thus far, made good on their promise to block President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. Should that hold, the task of replacing the late Justice Scalia will fall to the next Oval Office occupant.

    According to ABC News, Trump’s SCOTUS list includes:

    The list of conservative federal and state judges includes Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.

    Also on the list are: 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 had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.

    The news comes as Trump is working to bring together a fractured Republican Party and earn the trust of still-skeptical establishment Republicans who question his electability in the general election, as well as conservatives in his party still wary of his commitment to their cause.

    In a statement, Trump said the list “is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value” and said that, as president, he would use it “as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”

    His campaign stressed the list was compiled “first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership.”

    Trump’s list is similar to one published by the Heritage Foundation in March.

    But many a conservative, including John Yoo at National Review, are swooning over Trump’s SCOTUS picks.

    Among the would-be nominees is a hometown favorite of mine (and many of ours) — Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett. Justice Willett is a stand-up judge, conservative to the core, down-to-Earth, and one of the best follows on social media.

    His feeds are chock full of hilarity, America (and Texas)-loving content, but we’ve endeavored to bring you a recent sampling of some of his best:

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    PhillyGuy | May 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Even though his tweets are fun, Justice Willett should stop that immediately. That is not appropriate for a judge. It figures that the author would like something this idiotic.

    It would be nice if we could actually believe him (Trump).

    However, the list will be useful for the next Republican to get into the White House. (Sadly, none are running this year.)

    Unknown3rdParty | May 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Trump says that his picks/suggestions are “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value” … I value ALL constitutional principles, not just some.

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