Ruth Bader Ginsberg may be 85 years old and recovering from an operation to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, but she is still very much alive. However, that hasn’t stopped the White House from starting plans for replacing her, with a number of names already under consideration.
The White House counsel’s office is already trading names with the office of the new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham according to Politico which has published a list of names under consideration.
The short list of potential replacements includes Seventh Circuit judge Amy Coney Barrett, whose name was in the mix during the Trump administrations previous Supreme Court nomination before Brett Kavanagh got the nod.
Others identified include Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judges Joan Larsen and Raymond Kethledge, Britt Grant of the Eleventh Circuit, and Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit, who may have a slight edge having served with President Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.