Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Robe Ceremony: Liveblog

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Robe Ceremony: Liveblog

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Who will become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States? Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit? Judge Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit? We’ve seen hints supporting both.

Or will tonight’s reality television surprise all of us? Maybe we’ll get Ted Cruz? Or Peter Thiel?

The buzz earlier today favored Judge Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch led Judge Hardiman by a wide margin in the prediction markets, and at least one publication reported that Judge Gorsuch will be the nominee. So did Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review.

But with reality TV impresario Donald Trump at the helm, anything is possible. Let’s liveblog!

Earlier: Who Is Trump Replacing On The Court? Your Perspective Defines Your Reality.
Is Judge Neil Gorsuch The Supreme Court Nominee?
Is This Proof Judge Hardiman Is Trump’s Supreme Court Pick?
Supreme Court Update: And Then There Were Three Four
Wherein The Supreme Court Is Reduced To A Sideshow

DBL square headshotDavid Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law and the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can connect with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at

Elie Mystal is an editor of Above the Law and the Legal Editor for More Perfect. He can be reached @ElieNYC on Twitter, or at He will resist.


Published at Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:50:36 +0000

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