Supreme Court Nominations

Kozinski makes Libertarian Gary Johnson's expanded list of potential SCOTUS nominees


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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has released an expanded list of his potential Supreme Court nominees that includes two federal appeals judges.

Judge Alex Kozinski of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are the only two judges on Johnson’s expanded list, the Atlantic reports.

Johnson’s initial list had just two names on it, and both are law professors: Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Tom Campbell of Chapman University, a former U.S. congressman. They remain on Johnson’s expanded list.

Also on the list are Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Miguel Estrada and Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett.

Says the Atlantic: “It’s not hard to imagine some of the nominees flitting from one side of the court’s ideological spectrum to another. Turley, for example, sides with liberals on most constitutional issues but also represented former House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican-led House in an Obamacare-related case. Kozinski, who was born in communist Romania, is wary of private-property regulations as well as prosecutorial misconduct.”


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