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JCN’s Carrie Severino on President Trump’s Potential SCOTUS Nominee List

By JCN | November 17th, 2017

Statement from Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Carrie Severino on President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominee List :

“Today President Trump has updated his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to add some of the best and brightest judges in the nation.”

“These men and women have spent years in the trenches of state and federal government fighting for the Constitution and the rule of law. They represent a diverse range of backgrounds, including both state and federal judges, three who were former state solicitors general with first-hand experience protecting our constitutional balance of powers.”

Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Judge Kevin Newsom

Justice Britt Grant

Justice Patrick Wyrick

Statements of Support:

Tea Party Patriots

SBA List

Concerned Women for America 

Heritage Foundation



Judicial Crisis Network Launches Ad in Support of Louisiana Fifth Circuit Nominee Kyle Duncan

By JCN | November 9th, 2017

A Louisiana native with Louisiana values, who will make Louisiana proud

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow,  Judicial Crisis Network is launching a six-figure TV, radio, and digital ad in support of Kyle Duncan, judicial nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana. The ad will run for two weeks. In the ad, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry praises Duncan as another one of President Trump’s stellar judicial nominees. The Judicial Crisis Network has run ads in support of other judicial nominees including the recently confirmed Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Joan Larsen.

Statement from Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Carrie Severino:

“In Kyle Duncan, President Trump selected one of the best lawyers of his generation. He’s a Louisiana native who has served his state with distinction as its solicitor general, and he will make Louisiana proud as a federal judge. Kyle’s brilliance combined with his humility and integrity will serve him well on the Fifth Circuit. I’m proud to call Kyle a friend, and I look forward to a speedy confirmation.”

Script of the ad: 

Kyle Duncan Script

Kyle Duncan Script
















National Review Bench Memos on Kyle Duncan:

Who is Kyle Duncan?

In Strong Support of Kyle Duncan 


Statements of Support for President Trump’s Expanded List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

By JCN | November 17th, 2017

Statements of Support for President Trump’s Expanded List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund – Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman
“Grassroots activists around the country are thankful to President Trump for keeping his promise to appoint judges who will interpret the Constitution and our laws the way they are written. Today, the White House has added several distinguished names to its short list for a potential appointment to the Supreme Court. The list includes Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Justice Britt Grant, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge Kevin Newsom, and Justice Patrick Wyrick. Each person added to the list approaches the law and our Constitution in the same way as Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom we enthusiastically support.”

Heritage Foundation – John Malcolm, Elizabeth Slattery, Tiffany Bates
“As was the case with the lists Trump put out during his presidential campaign, these new additions to the list are conservative men and women who are committed to interpreting the Constitution according to its original public meaning.”

SBA List – Marjorie Dannenfelser, President
“These five judges are exceptionally qualified and any one of them would make an outstanding Supreme Court justice. President Trump set a high standard with Justice Neil Gorsuch and continues to impress with his excellent list of nominees for future vacancies. President Trump continues to keep his promise to nominate only judges who are loyal to the Constitution, not to an activist pro-abortion agenda.

Cato Institute – Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies
“These are stellar additions to the existing list of Supreme Court potentials. They show that the administration’s judicial-nominations team continues to be serious about picking people who are widely respected for their intellectual rigor and commitment to the rule of law. The inclusion of two more state justices and three people who have served as their state’s solicitor general—and only one from Washington (or anywhere in the Acela corridor)—also shows the national scope of the search for legal talent. Not everyone will agree with everything these jurists have written, but nobody can doubt that they are eminently qualified to join the highest court in the land.”

Concerned Women for America – Penny Nance, CEO and President
“What President Trump is doing on judges stands above any president in recent memory.  He should be commended for his transparency, diligence, and commitment to the founding principles that made America a shining light of freedom and liberty around the world.
“His selections have been spot on at every level, and we are so thankful to him for delivering for the American people in such a crucial area.
“We are especially thankful to see Judge Amy Barrett considered.  At a time when the truth behind the treatment of women is being exposed at every level of our culture, it is great to see the president standing by an accomplished woman like Judge Barrett, who was maliciously and unjustly attacked for her faith during her confirmation hearings.
“The thousands of women I represent applaud President Trump on this announcement and will continue to support him in the selection of constitutional judges who respect their limited roles as jurists and not legislators.”



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