Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trump unveils potential Supreme Court picks

Diane Sykes
Don Willett

There’s a lot of happy faces in GOP land today! 

Daily Mail reports Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House. 

Diane Sykes, a federal judge on the Seventh Circuit, was until 1999 married to Charlie Sykes, a strident right-leaning talk radio host in Wisconsin who railed against the Republican front-runner in the days before his state's primary, won decisively by Trump rival Ted Cruz.

Thomas Lee, a Utah Supreme Court justice, has an even more famous brother – Senator Mike Lee, another Cruz supporter who said a week ago that he wouldn't endorse Trump because he 'scares me to death.'

Don Willett, who sits on the Texas Supreme Court, has a statewide reputation as a hard-nosed jurist but a national following as a Twitter jokester, with more than 35,000 followers.

'Daddy, what do you call a vampire who's a good cook?' he tweeted on Tuesday, retelling a riddle from his 7-year-old daughter.

'Me—¯\_()_/¯'  he wrote, indicating his own I-don't-know shrug.
'COUNT SPATULA!' came the answer. 

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