Democratic Presidential Candidates Come Under Pressure To Release Supreme Court Picks


Publish Date:
October 15, 2019
The Washington Post
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Democratic presidential contenders are coming under increased pressure from their base to take a page from Donald Trump’s 2016 playbook and release a shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees — one part of a larger strategy from party activists to make the courts a central issue in the 2020 race.

Demand Justice, a group founded to counteract the conservative wing’s decades-long advantage over liberals in judicial fights, will release a list of 32 suggested Supreme Court nominees for any future Democratic president as they ramp up their push for the 2020 contenders to do the same.

The full list from Demand Justice includes:

● Michelle Alexander, a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary and founding director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California.

● Xavier Becerra, the California attorney general and former Democratic congressman.

● Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, associate justice of the California Supreme Court.

● Pamela Karlan, the co-director of the Supreme Court litigation clinic at Stanford Law School.

● Lawrence Krasner, district attorney for the city of Philadelphia.

● M. Elizabeth Magill, the provost of the University of Virginia.

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