Trump Passes Over PA Judge Hardiman for SCOTUS
Gorsuch beat out Pittsburgh-based Judge Thomas Hardiman for the nomination, after the two of them had been named to the final two. Trump chose Gorsuch despite Hardiman receiving the endorsement of Trump’s sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.
Hardiman may still be a contender for a future nomination later in Trump’s term. During the campaign, analysts said the next President could choose up to four new Justices.