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Trump’s New Supreme Court List Favors Swing States Over D.C.

  • Republican nominee adds 10 names to earlier list of 11
  • New picks include Republican Senator Mike Lee, a Ted Cruz ally
The U.S. Supreme Court is shown March 29, 2016 in Washington.
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Donald Trump’s new list of potential Supreme Court nominees has something for everyone -- except maybe the Washington establishment.

The conservative-dominated list of 10, issued Friday to supplement 11 names he released in May, offers at least the appearance of ethnic diversity and draws heavily from states likely to be pivotal in the November election. It taps into state and military courts not known for producing Supreme Court justices. It includes Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah -- an ally of Senator Ted Cruz, Trump’s former rival for the Republican nomination.