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AbstractWilson H. Elkins Professor Lyle Denniston and School of Law Dean Ronald Weich discuss President-Elect Donald Trump and the implications his election have on filling the Supreme Court seat that has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February. Lyle Denniston is the unofficial "dean" of the Supreme Court press corps and began covering the Court in 1958. Before coming to UB, Dean Weich held positions in both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate, both of which included dealing with Supreme Court nominations. The discussion includes the Court's deep ideological split, the nomination of Merrick Garland, potential Trump nominees (and notable absences from Trump's list), and Professor Denniston's prediction that the new ninth justice could be on the Court as early as April.