Trump and Judicial Appointments (with an aside about Kelo v. City of New London)

On yesterday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Trump was asked what kind of judges he would appoint. Among other things Trump said:

TRUMP: Well, I can say like any —  if you look at — if you look at some of the judges that we have like on the Supreme Court, Justice Roberts turned out to be a nightmare for conservatives. I mean… you know a judge who is a totally underrated and not spoken is Justice Thomas. I mean,….

A copy of the transcript is available here.

(Trump also discussed the importance of eminent domain, referring specifically to the controversial case of Kelo v. City of New London. Connecticut’s own Wes Horton argued the case on behalf of New London. Thanks to the Oyez Project you can listen to the oral argument here. Using the search tool, you can search for “Horton” and will be taken to the beginning of Mr. Horton’s excellent, successful argument. In his argument, Horton refers to a case in which eminent domain was used to create a limousine parking lot for a Trump casino).