Three current and former Michigan judges on US Supreme Court shortlist

Jun 28, 2018

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.