Three Iowans Thought to be Possible Candidates for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, and some candidates from Iowa could be in the running.

KCRG-TV reports one of them is Joan Larsen, who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and was a clerk for the late justice Antonin Scalia.

Another is Iowa City native Steve Colloton, who was appointed to a federal bench by President George Bush.

And a third is Edward Mansfield, who served as a judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals before being appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court in 2011.

Meanwhile, President Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential nominees to five people and vowed to announce his pick to fill the late Ginsburg’s vacancy by Friday or Saturday.

Ginsburg died Friday from complications with pancreatic cancer.

The move comes six weeks before the election...and has sparked fierce debate, with many Democrats - as well as 2 Republican Senators...calling for the seat to not be filled until after the election.

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