Fox News Senior Legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Thursday that he has met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss who might fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
“He was interested in a broad range of ideas and attitudes about the type of person who would best fill Justice Scalia’s seat,” Napolitano told the Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
“That is essentially what we spoke about in the hour that I was privileged to sit with him,” Napolitano said.
Taken aback, Varney asked the Judge, “You spent an hour with Donald Trump this morning talking about the Supreme Court?”
“Believe it or not, yes,” responded Napolitano. “Now it was a freewheeling conversation, in which many other topics came up […]”
“But the vast bulk of what we spoke about was the intellectual, ideological, temperamental qualities that he should seek in a replacement for Justice Scalia.”
Napolitano’s official website notes that he is “the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, when he presided over more than 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings and hearings.”
Napolitano is also a best-selling author, a longtime Fox News contributor and has been a hero to libertarians and conservatives for his strict adherence to the Constitution, both during his time on the bench and in his television analysis.
Disclosure: I was a regular guest on Judge Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch” program on Fox Business.