Biden Has No Plans to Match Trump’s Release of Court Picks

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will refrain from releasing a list of potential Supreme Court picks, according to a campaign official, resisting calls to match President Donald Trump’s public roster of potential nominees.

Biden had come under pressure after the death Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to publish a list of people he might pick for the high court vacancy given the opportunity. The former vice president has only committed to nominating a Black woman to the court if he faced a vacancy as president.

Trump said Saturday he expects to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg next week and it would likely be a woman. He complimented two appeals court judges said to be on his short list, Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.

Biden said late Friday that whoever wins the Nov. 3 election should be the one to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg, while most Republicans have insisted the decision is up to Trump.

Trump had released an updated list of 20 potential nominees last week, even before Ginsburg’s death.

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