Who is Judge Joan Larsen, possible Trump Supreme Court contender?

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Judge Joan Larsen is among the jurists who may be chosen by President Trump as Supreme Court nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump appointed Larsen to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017.

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Larsen, 51, was a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia and delivered one of the tributes at Scalia's memorial service. Barrett was also a Scalia clerk.

Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at his memorial service at the Mayflower Hotel March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at his memorial service at the Mayflower Hotel March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

Larsen may face criticism for serving in the Justice Department office that produced the legal justifications for the enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, that human rights advocates have called torture.

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Before being tapped for the federal bench in 2017, she was on the Michigan Supreme Court starting in 2015.

Larsen was reportedly one of six candidates interviewed by Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2018. Trump chose now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Other contenders for Trump's nomination include Judge Britt Grant, Judge Amul Thapar and Judge Steve Colloton.

Fox News' Bill Mears and Shannon Bream contributed to this report.