Donald Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Trevor BaileyJul 10, 2018

Senate Republicans say whoever the president chooses from this supreme final four will be a victor.

We're just hours away from President Trump making his official announcement from the White House about who will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday.

Distinction: If Trump is looking to make history, Barrett could have some appeal. Let's say it's the four people. "Every one. You can't go wrong".

"Bob Casey was for Judge Hardiman before he was against him, showing yet again that Casey will oppose anything President Trump does, even if it means contradicting himself", Barletta said in a statement. Both are conservative jurists in the mold of Trump's previous Supreme Court pick, Gorsuch.

Trump's approach to naming a new Supreme Court justice has unnerved some Democrats.

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Morning Edition. I am thinking of that person, but I will announce it on prime time TV at the White House.

Kethledge, a former Kennedy law clerk, has sat on the 6th Circuit since 2008 after being nominated by George W. Bush.

He did not reveal his short list. but he is believed to be considering three men and one woman, all of whom have strong conservative credentials. He is an evangelical Christian whose book Lead Yourself First uses President Dwight Eisenhower, primatologist Jane Goodall, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr. and others as examples of "leaders who have used solitude to function more effectively". Leo pointed out that in the 36 years after the decision, only one justice on the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, has explicitly said that e would overturn Roe v. Wade. He is also former law clerk to Kennedy, as is Kethledge.

Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year. Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network said it will launch a $1.4 million ad buy in four states - Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia - introducing the nominee in a favorable light.

Democrats say McConnell is being hypocritical in moving forward with the nomination. 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.

The new justice could sway cases that define the role of religion in public life, determine the scope of gun rights, endorse a more restrictive interpretation of civil rights legislation and further loosen regulatory constraints on big business.

Trump's sister, a retired federal judge, served with Hardiman on the 3rd Circuit and reportedly recommended him for the job.

Current position: Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to a lifetime appointment on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this past October.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Fans invade Ikea to celebrate England win at World Cup
It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation , and the center back's first in worldwide soccer.

Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market
Saudi Arabia's objective, revealed at the OPEC meeting in June, has been to stabilise production and prices around current levels. He said the global hike in oil prices is a result of Donald Trump's demand from some OPEC members to increase their production.

Justin Bieber Reportedly Marrying Into Baldwin Family
On Instagram , dad Jeremy Bieber captioned a sunset photo of his son: "Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter". Hailey Baldwin arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Beryl Becomes 'Very Tiny' First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season
It will most likely return to its tropical storm status by late Sunday or Monday as it approaches the Lesser Antilles . NHC's forecast cone puts Beryl's future track over Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola between 8 a.m.

Korea eyes 2nd summit with United States in Switzerland
Pompeo, who is on a two-day visit to North Korea , is also presenting a letter from Trump , the newspaper said . Sources close to the Trump administration have said on background that Mr.

Trump and United States delegation to bring up election meddling with Putin
Congress is likely to oppose troop withdrawals and could pass legislation to prevent Trump from using money to move the military. But Hutchinson, and the USA ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman , gave upbeat assessments of the upcoming meetings.

USA attitude during denuclearization talks 'regrettable', says North Korea
Trump raised the issue when he met with Kim in Singapore and Pompeo also talked about it during his latest visit to Pyongyang. Analysts said that North Korea's statement was not unexpected but that there may indeed be a long way to go in U.S.

India, England match to be a cracker in the decider
However, Pandya reaped the rewards of it in a game-changing second spell where he picked all of his wickets for just 16 runs. Jason Roy blasted 67 runs off 31 deliveries, including seven sixes, and opening partner Jos Buttler hit 34 off 21.

Torrential rains blamed for deaths of dozens in southwest Japan
Even as the rains let up, authorities warned the downpours had loosened earth on hillsides and mountain slopes creating new risks. In this July 7, 2018 photo, a resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rain.

Fakhar first Pakistani to score 500 T20I runs in calendar year
Pakistan were in trouble early on in their reply as they lost their first two wickets with just two runs on the scoreboard. Pakistan didn't help themselves with some sloppy fielding, which included dropping Finch on the first ball he faced.