Trump announces Supreme Court pick

Lester Mason
July 11, 2018

Jon Kyl of Arizona to be the "sherpa" to steer President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process, spokesman Raj Shah announced.

It will be one of the most consequential decisions President Trump makes during his time in the White House, and he will announce it tonight.

Kavanaugh's views on presidential power and abortion are expected to draw particular attention in his confirmation hearing. He's speaking Sunday on Fox.

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Graham said.

Hardiman, who was runner-up to Neil Gorsuch as the president's Supreme Court pick past 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.

Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace a frequent swing vote on the bench, retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often sided with his liberal colleagues on issues such as abortion, affirmative action and LGBT rights. I am concerned that he's making it like a game show. "I am thinking about this person".

John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). "That's what I'm going to look at".

MARTIN: So who's left on the president's short list? It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court.

Hearings for the most recent nominees to the Supreme Court have lasted four or five days, though there were 11 days of hearings for Robert Bork's nomination in 1987.

The Federalist Society does not take legal or policy positions, and members regularly debate the proper approach to health care policy, taxes and other issues, wrote Jonathan Adler, a society member and law professor at Case Western University, for The Washington Post previous year. She was a law clerk for Scalia. Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal. And Feinstein's question was criticized as anti-Catholic.


Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis.

But his court record and his status as a Beltway insider could also pose problems for the 53-year-old judge. President Donald Trump: "Well, it's still-let's say it's the four people, but-and they're excellent, every one".

Casey supported Hardiman's appointment to the Third Circuit in 2007, saying he was well qualified to serve on that court.

Last week I was told Trump had essentially narrowed the list down to two: Kavanaugh and 6th Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge. He was the first in his family to go to college, at the University of Notre Dame, then worked as a taxi driver to finance his legal education at Georgetown Law School.

More than the other potential nominees, Hardiman has a strong record in favor of gun rights.

The report also noted that the Supreme Court - which recently affirmed freedom of speech in saying pro-life crisis pregnancy centers can not be forced to promote abortion and freedom of religion in a decision on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in the same-sex marriage fight - now is earning its highest approval ratings in several years. Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down past year. Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty.

In the late 1990s, Kavanaugh played a lead role in the aggressive investigation of President Bill Clinton led by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr.

He recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to get an abortion. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration. His friends? What is within the scope of Mueller's investigation?

Hirono's comments come in contrast to what other Senate Democrats have said of the nominee. And that is a big if.

Once Trump names his nominee, all eyes will shift to a handful of moderate Democratic and Republican senators. "Maybe a handful of Democrats will vote for a Trump pick because they have to politically". I'm open to voting no. Democrats who were invited but declined included Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala. said in a Sunday interview on CNN's State of the Union.

Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for a combative confirmation process, as Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate and liberals express fear that Trump's pick could join the conservatives on the court to someday overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.

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