WASHINGTON — The late Justice Antonin Scalia likely would be pleased to see who President Trump is mulling as his replacement.
Two of the federal appeals court judges atop Trump’s list as he nears his much-awaited nomination also are near the top of another list: the “Scalia Index,” created by legal academics to determine who would come closest to emulating the conservative icon.
While Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Lee scores the highest in the three measurements of “Scalia-ness,” Judges Neil Gorsuch and William Pryor are close behind. Another federal appeals court judge under active consideration, Thomas Hardiman, is further back.
So who will it be? We will know for sure at 8pm EST Tue night