Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, released the list as an answer to conservative critics that he might not choose a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia who is conservative enough. The GOP has refused to hold confirmation hearings for Judge Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama nominated as Scalia's replacement in March.
In his choice of Garland, a 63-year-old chief justice on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Obama upset some in the African- and Asian-American communities, for not choosing someone of color.
The lack of diversity in Trump's choices — all Republican legal minds and only three women — hasn't gone unnoticed by observers who weighed on social media Wednesday afternoon.
Adding a Latino or Asian-American justice could make the court more sympathetic to immigration reform.
A left-leaning African-American justice could sway the court to rule in favor of civil rights nationwide.
The court ruled in April to uphold the "one person, one vote" rule that regulates how legislative and voting districts are drawn. The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, originated out of Texas. That state has battled wi