Trump reportedly sought input from Barry on Supreme Court choice

Jess Bravin’s story posted tonight in the Wall Street Journal offers the first confirmation I’ve seen that Third Circuit Judge Maryann Trump Barry had a role in selecting President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee:

During his campaign, Mr. Trump turned to leaders of conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society to compile a list that ultimately numbered 21 candidates, including federal judges, state supreme court justices, and a U.S. senator. Since winning the election, he has continued to consult with leaders of those groups, and also sought advice from his sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, the people close to the process said.