President Donald Trump is considering three current and former Michigan judges as he looks for the next U-S Supreme Court justice.
The judges are on the short list of 25 names under consideration
Justice Joan Larsen and Raymond Kethledge currently serve on the U-S Court of Appeals. Larsen was appointed by Trump to that post last year. A third possibility, Robert Young, is the former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and current general counsel for Michigan State University.
Carl Tobias (toh-BI-us) studies federal judicial selection and is a professor at Richmond School of Law. He says Young might be a bit old, but Kethledge and Larsen have strong profiles.
“I think they’ll systematically look at the entire list and I think they’re strong candidates so I think they will be given some serious consideration.”
Tobias says Kethledge and Larsen have shown themselves to be conservative, though maybe not as conservative as some others on the list.