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12/14/2016

Derek Muller on Raymond Gruender for Supreme Court
Michael Ramsey

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Derek Muller (Pepperdine/Excess of Democracy blog): An outstanding choice for U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.  From the introduction:

This election gave us a surprise: President-elect Donald Trump. And he will nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court due to the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. The stakes are high as the court prepares to hear important matters of constitutional law, including a case concerning religious liberty in Missouri, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley. [Ed.:  see here]

Last summer, Trump listed a number of individuals he would consider nominating to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. One of those names is Judge Raymond Gruender, a St. Louis native who now sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. And perhaps the best person to serve as the next Supreme Court justice is Gruender, whose dissenting opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church distinguishes him as an outstanding choice.

(Via How Appealing).

For background on Judge Gruender, who has not received as much attention as others, see Andrew Hyman's Supreme Court nominee resources page.