President Trump said he will nominate a new Supreme Court justice next Thursday to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
During last year's campaign, Trump circulated a list of candidates he would consider, but most of the buzz in legal circles has focused on three federal appeals court judges: Neil Gorsuch of Colorado, William Pryor of Alabama and Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania.
The high-profile pick is likely to re-ignite a partisan brawl over judges in the U.S. Senate and across the country. Republicans refused to hold a vote on former President Obama's nominee to fill Scalia's seat.
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Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he will make the pick next Thursday.