President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will announce his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy next week.

Several candidates have been rumored as frontrunners to fill the void, which was left when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February 2016.

On "Shepard Smith Reporting" today, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that Trump is looking for a nominee who is high in "Scalia-ness."

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He revealed that the Trump team actually came up with a metric that allows them to compare candidates with Scalia, based on several key viewpoints that were typical of the deceased justice.

"They were able to rank them," Judge Napolitano explained. "They also made inquiry of their fidelity to the belief in originalism, that the Constitution's meaning was fixed at the time it was enacted and it doesn't change with the passage of time."

He added that approximately 20 candidates have been vetted and compared with Scalia.

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