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Trump Supreme Courtroom Shortlister Instantly Takes Himself Out Of Play As Nominee

(Via @SCOTUSplaces)

I appreciate the President’s confidence in listing me as a potential Supreme Court nominee. But as I told the President, Missourians elected me to fight for them in the Senate, and I have no interest in the high court. I look forward to confirming constitutional conservatives.

— Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), in a tweet following his inclusion on President Donald Trump’s latest shortlist of 20 potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Hawley, 40, is a Yale Law graduate and is the youngest current U.S. senator.

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