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Trump: I’ve picked my SCOTUS nominees

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Sunday said he has generated a list of candidates he would nominate to the Supreme Court if elected president.

“I’m going to get a list of anywhere from five to 10 judges, and those are going to be the judges that I’m going to put in,” he said during a speech at his Mar-a-Largo Club in Palm Beach, Fla.

{mosads}“It will be one of those judges, and I will guarantee it personally, like we do in the world of business, which we don’t like to do too often,” the real estate tycoon added.

“But I will guarantee it that those are going to be the first judges that I put up for nomination if I win. And that should solve the problem, and I think that’s a good idea, right?” 

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly last month during a trip to Texas, setting off a battle between the Obama administration and GOP lawmakers over his potential successor.

President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, during a public ceremony last week.

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Republican members have insisted they will not consider any of Obama’s nominees, arguing that decision is best left to the next president instead.

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