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Judge Andrew Napolitano Says He’s Next Up For Supreme Court

Judge Andrew Napolitano is telling close friends that he is on the list to be the next nominee for the Supreme Court should President Trump get to nominate a second justice.  He has told some that he has been promised a slot should it open up.

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From Hot Air:

“He said, ‘Trump said I’m on the list,’” said a source who spoke with Napolitano shortly after one of his meetings with the then president-elect. “He’s been saying that since the transition.”

Friends warned Napolitano not to take the president too literally – or seriously. “He’ll take your call and invite you to the Oval Office, but he just wants you to say nice things about him on TV,” the source says he told Napolitano at the time. But that didn’t sink the ambitious judge’s hopes…

But the salt-and-pepper-haired Napolitano, 66, who served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge until 1995 and joined Fox News in 1998, was a sleeper candidate, he told his skeptical friends. He claims he’s submitted both academic and personal resumes to Trump aides, and that they’ve pored over the judge’s writings, including several popular non-fiction books…

Since the Gorsuch nomination, Napolitano has continued to maintain that he is in the running for a seat, telling a colleague that Trump promised him the next Supreme Court seat “if I get another one.”

Now, I know some of you are very excited by the news and I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but there is no way in hell he will ever be nominated to the Supreme Court.  It would be impossible for Trump to pull Napolitano off from Fox News and onto SCOTUS.  It’s tough enough to get a judge confirmed.  Secondly, Napolitano has not been on a bench in 22 years.  And the most important factor is that the judge is 66 years old.  Presidents like to pick someone around the age of 50, which means they could serve three decades on the bench.

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