Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream

Lester Mason
July 10, 2018

This will be the second time he has been able to choose a justice in the past 18 months.

Speaking at the White House, Kavanaugh pledged to preserve the Constitution and said that "a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to opposed Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything he has.

Vladeck said that none of the four judges believed to be the front-runners "have the sort of centrist features that came to characterise much, although not all, of Justice Kennedy's jurisprudence". "I was not elected to genuflect to the hard right, who are funded by corporate America". Top candidates include Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett, according to reports.

"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman.

President Trump has decided on his nominee for the Supreme Court, a source with knowledge of the search told Fox News, though the name of the pick still is not known.

To that end, Kansas Democratic Party executive director Ethan Corson was quick to blast the choice.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said opponents were using "40-year-old scare tactics" over abortion and other issues but they "will not stop us from doing the right thing".

Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

Hardiman, who was runner-up to Neil Gorsuch as the president's Supreme Court pick previous year, made a comeback on Trump's shortlist this weekend in part because of the president's sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who serves with Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. But the situation appeared to remain fluid.

"They know that they will not get a justice nominated if the American people know this is what they want to do", NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a call with reporters last week.


"I suspect this is going to be a rough, tough, down in the dirt, ear-pulling, nose-biting fight", Kennedy said. Jon Kyl of Arizona to be the "Sherpa" for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, spokesman Raj Shah announced.

Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch past year. At the top of that list is abortion.

Liberal groups have geared up to protect Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that upheld women's rights to an abortion, from being overturned.

Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.

At that time, 51 percent said President Obama should replace Scalia right away, but 43 percent said the choice should be left to the new president elected in November.

Trump has been uncharacteristically circumspect about what he is thinking as the process has unfolded.

Before retiring in 2013, Kyl was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the first to consider the nomination. He is now a lobbyist in the Washington headquarters of Covington & Burling.

But that element of his record is among the reasons that some Republicans in Congress are concerned about a confirmation hearing in the Senate. It's a similar playbook to one the group followed previous year with Judge Neil Gorsuch.

A George W. Bush appointee to his current position, Kavanaugh had worked as counsel and staff secretary in the White House before his nomination. Democrats who were invited but declined included Sens.

"Red-state Democrats are going to have a very hard decision, and I hope that every Republican will rally behind these picks because they're all outstanding", Sen.

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