Utah AG Sean Reyes Applauds Donald Trump’s Proposed Supreme Court Nominee List

Applauds inclusion of Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Lee

SALT LAKE CITY--()--Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes released the following statement on Donald Trump’s proposed nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, unveiled yesterday:

“I applaud Mr. Trump's list of highly respected jurists who understand the critical importance of judicial restraint, the rule of law and constitutional textualism in the tradition of Justice Scalia. These are some of the finest legal minds in our nation today, including Utah’s own Justice Thomas Lee. It gives me hope that Mr. Trump would also appoint similar types of judges to federal circuit and district courts which often affect our daily lives even more than the High Court.

“Judicial appointments are one of the most important factors in the upcoming election and will shape our nation far beyond the term of any one President. As a conservative, I am very encouraged that a President Trump would strengthen the federal courts with faithful constitutionalists for the benefit of generations to come.”


The Honorable Sean D. Reyes is the 21st Attorney General and first ethnic minority elected statewide in Utah. Reyes has received wide praise for regaining public trust and successfully handling many of the most important cases in the state’s history. He has been lauded by legislators from both sides of the aisle for his work ethic and legal acumen and won praise from the Governor and his Cabinet for increased excellence and transparency in the office. In 2015, Reyes was selected in 2015 by the Republican National Committee as one of its four national rising stars. seanreyes.com.