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Trump Supreme Court Announcement

11 July 2018

But there is still no indication which of the four finalists it will be.

The judges on the list are reportedly Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge, report the Washington Post and the New York Times.

A senior White House official says President Donald Trump intends to nominate influential conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the balance of the court further to the right.

The Trump administration, under court order to reunite children under age 5 with their parents after being forcibly separated at the border, told a judge Monday that it will only be able to reunify just over half of the families by Tuesday's deadline.

He signaled as much while boarding Air Force One Sunday, telling reporters, "I'll be deciding tonight or tomorrow sometime by 12 o'clock and we're all going to be meeting at 9 o'clock. They're excellent. Every one you can't go wrong".

Hardiman was the runner-up to succeed Antonin Scalia, the seat Neil Gorsuch eventually occupied after being confirmed in 2017.

John Kyl, who served as Senate minority whip from late 2007 to 2013, will act as "sherpa" for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee. Another potential mark against her is she's pretty new to the federal bench.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice.

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

"I'm very close to making a final decision". The White House prepared briefing materials on all four.

They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote.

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

It is a high-profile vetting process that will kick off with the public event at the White House on Monday night. Three of the most endangered Senate Democrats - Sens.

Conservatives will focus on moderate Democrats running for re-election in Trump country, such as Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.

Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court.

As a result, Democrats - unable to block the nominee unless they lure some Republican senators to their side - have stressed the high stakes of the president's decision as they prepare for the confirmation battle ahead. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Morning Edition. "I am thinking about this person". Trump made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon (NZ time). 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". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade. Barletta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010-a Republican "wave" year-and was also rumored to be on Trump's short list for labor secretary during the transition.

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

"ICE will take custody and then release the parent and child together", she said.

Kennedy, a Republican appointee, often voted with the court's liberal members in cases involving abortion rights, gay rights and affirmative action.

Trump had little to say about his choice before the announcement.

Hardiman went to Notre Dame and Georgetown.

The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter on contentious laws and disputes between states and the federal government.

From a reported list of 25 Supreme Court candidates, Trump said he has narrowed his choices.

He previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

In recent years the Supreme Court has made landmark decisions on fundamental and often politically charged issues ranging from same-sex marriage, abortion, gun rights, corporate money in elections, and free speech. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration. The point is not to put the president above the law or to eliminate checks on the president, but simply to defer litigation and investigations until the president is out of office. And that is a big if. "Casey is refusing to even consider the President's #SCOTUS nominee".

Raymond Kethledge of MI, who also has many high-profile supporters who see him as a positive alternative to the other three.

Trump Supreme Court Announcement