Trump Narrows Search for New Supreme Court Justice

Two candidates on President Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees federal appeals court Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett were singled out for praise by Leonard Leo a top legal adviser to the president indicating they

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

US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a tumultuous confirmation battle over the future direction of the nation's highest court. "Why won't she rule out voting for Trump's anti-choice picks?" both ads ask.

"Well, it's still - let's say it's the four people". Every one you can't go wrong. Previous year that seat was filled by Neil Gorsuch.

According to the DC Circuit Court website, Kavanaugh volunteers, attends church, and coaches sports in the Washington, DC area, where he was born and raised.

Anticipation was high on Capitol Hill in the hours leading up to the announcement.

The White House announced Monday that former Sen.

The executive editor of the Lawfare blog, Susan Hennessey, who is also a Brookings fellow in national security in governance studies, called it "completely weird that the president has imposed an artificial, TV ratings-driven deadline on such a consequential choice". He might also be asked to sit in on the meetings or help guide the conversations behind closed doors. But the process of vetting the nominee will start right away.

"Hardiman was fully vetted last time, and flawless record, too", a source outside but close to the White House told NPR.

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.

The appointment will not change the ideological breakdown of a court that already has a 5-4 conservative majority, but nevertheless could move the court to the right.

Age was an important factor in making Trump's Supreme Court list; Kavanaugh is 53 years old, which would guarantee a measure of longevity on the court, if he is approved by Congress.

The Democratic senator Kamala Harris of California said: "Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the supreme court". Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. "And I believe this person will do a great job".

Trump's nominee will replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy who will retire later this month. He is 51, and among all the reported shortlisters, he is the only non-Catholic.

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MARTIN: So who's left on the president's short list?

QUOTE - "To be sure, the constitutional text does not answer all questions". She has written that the case does not establish a "superprecedent".

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As of Sunday, Trump said he had yet to make a decision on who to nominate.

Education: Barrett received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and studied law at the University of Notre Dame where she is a longtime law professor. "It's hard to assess what he would be like as a Supreme Court justice". In all, there are more than 150 vacancies on the courts.

But that doesn't mean Hardiman is out of the mix.

WASHINGTON ― The fate of President Donald Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nominee once again rests with vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election this fall. That decision was overturned by the full appeals court and she had the abortion.

In his dozen years on the court, Kavanaugh has been involved in some 286 opinions.

On abortion, Kavanaugh voted in October to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody. "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".

Those views could have implications for independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump. And that is a big if.

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

"I want a nominee who would respect precedent, a fundamental tenet of our judicial system", she told CNN's Jake Tapper on July 1. Doug Jones, D-Ala., said in a Sunday interview on CNN's State of the Union.

"The president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here", Blunt said.

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