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Trump names Utah’s Thomas Lee as potential Supreme Court nominee

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Posted at 1:20 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 15:20:08-04
(CNN) — Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

The list includes: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.

Thomas Lee is an Associate Chief Justice on the Utah Supreme Court. (Click here to read his bio on the Utah Courts website.)

In a statement, Trump said he planned to use the list “as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices” and said his list of potential nominees is “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value.”