- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A Duke University law school graduate occupies a spot on President Donald Trump’s list of two dozen candidates he’s thinking of nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 51-year-old Don Willett earned a law degree and a master’s in political science at Duke in 1992. He returned to Durham to earn a master’s in law in 2016.

Like the president, Willett has been willing to express polarizing opinions on Twitter. He’s been criticized for his comments on women’s rights and LGBTQ issues.

Willett grew up in Texas and attended Baylor University before choosing Duke University for his advanced studies. He served on the Texas Supreme Court for nearly 13 years and is now a judge on the federal appeals court in New Orleans.

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