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Texan Among Trump's List Of Potential Supreme Court Justices

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia, and there is a Texan on the list.

Trump's picks include Don Willett of Talty, Texas in Kaufman County, Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.

Willett tweeted this about Trump recently:

Willett was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas in 2005 and then elected in 2006. His past experience includes serving as Texas Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota and Diane Sykes of Wisconsin.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump takes part in a town hall event moderated by Anderson Cooper March 29, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Candidates are campaigning in Wisconsin ahead of the state's April 5th primary. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Trump said in March he planned to release the list of potential nominees to ease concerns about his conservative credentials in the Republican primary.

He said then the list would include judges "that everybody respects, likes and totally admires" and "great conservative judges, great intellects, the people that you want."

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