Full interview: Hans von Spakovsky discusses how the Heritage Foundation helped create Trump's SCOTUS list

For decades, American conservatives have expressed frustration with the U.S. Supreme Court for its rulings legalizing abortion, same-sex marriage, and affirmative action.

With President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE poised to name his nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, many on the political right are trying to ensure that the new associate justice will be reliably conservative.

Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation on Monday joined Hill.TV's "Rising" to discuss how the conservative think tank played a role in helping the president create a list of potential Supreme Court nominees.