President Trump Narrows It Down To Two Judges

10 July, 2018, 06:24 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • President Donald Trump points before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown N.J. Sunday

The nomination, if confirmed by the Senate, would represent one of the most consequential decisions of Trump's presidency.

President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee Monday night, in a primetime televised event.

Because of the Supreme Court - and because of the court's power to restrict abortion, the utmost issue to many evangelical and Catholic voters who view an abortion as the killing of a human being - these evangelicals have put up with many aspects of Trump's candidacy and administration that they might otherwise have found distasteful, including his three marriages and his reported affair with a porn star; his numerous alleged sexual assaults and his on-tape statement about grabbing women's genitals; and his policy, now reversed, of separating children from their parents at the USA border.

He also worked in the solicitor general's office in the George H.W. Bush administration before clerking for recently retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy tonight. McConnell said Kavanaugh believes judges should ignore their personal and political views and simply "interpret our laws as they are written". Of the court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come. Hardiman, 52, who was also appointed by Bush, serves on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

As of Monday morning, Trump was still deciding among Judges Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.

The GOP's focus on the judiciary has been sharpened by their narrow 51-49 Senate majority, which has made passing legislation hard. Trump's aides have prepared briefing books and booked television spots for his pick, anticipating that they'd have little time to spare between his decision and the reveal, sources tell ABC News.

What is nearly certain - and those across the political spectrum agree - is that Kavanaugh's selection will spark a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority and opposition Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from swinging further to the right.

MCCAMMON: Right. She's seen as very conservative, very popular with the base. "I knew we would have two or three Supreme Court justices that could turn the tide of the culture of our nation", he said. They see him as too pragmatic and have painted him as the kind of nominee who could betray conservatives.




Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "a superb choice" and said senators would start meeting with him this week.

Any of the candidates on Trump's short list would probably move the court to the right.

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

Democrats plan a confrontation centered on abortion and healthcare, hoping to either scuttle the nomination process completely or delay it until after November in the hope of winning extra seats in the Senate to force Trump to compromise.

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.

Donald Trump has named Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the United States supreme court, lighting the fuse of an acrimonious political battle and potentially setting the court on a more conservative course for decades to come.

The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.

Leo said Hardiman of Pennsylvania and Kethledge of MI are "a little bit less known by conservatives". 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. Before joining the federal court, Hardiman practiced law in Pittsburgh.

Recommended:



Popular

UFC 226: Heavy Hitters Vie for Crown
He'll have to face a remarkable fighter in Cormier, who was a heavyweight amateur wrestler before his late-starting MMA career. - WWE has posted their first public comment on Brock Lesnar's appearance at UFC 226 and upcoming fight with Daniel Cormier .

Pompeo emphasizes 'progress' as North Korea pans talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the WEF meeting in Davos last year, and US President Donald Trump attended it this year. Trump pledged a halt to large-scale military drills with South Korea during denuclearization talks with North Korea.

First boys emerge from cave
In the hours preceding the rescue, a letter the boys had sent to their families was published on the Thai SEALs' Facebook page . A spokesperson for the rescue operation told CNN that it would take multiple attempts to rescue all those trapped in the cave.

Itinerary of U.S. President Trump's visit to Britain
Mr Johnson said trade would be high on the agenda for bilateral talks between Mr Trump and Mrs May at Chequers next Friday. Others are holding marches through the city and in Scotland - where President Trump owns golf courses.

Samsung Electronics profit growth slows on smartphone weakness
A folding phone can't be easy to make, hence why it's supposed to be playing it safe by only making a limited number of devices. The Tame Apple Press claims the news means that Samsung's lead over Apple in the global smartphone market is under pressure.

Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal
Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, said the extended heat warning will remain in place until further notice. Couillard noted that the weather is expected to cool down by Friday but "we expect to have this kind of episode every year".

England beat Colombia on penalties after dramatic night in Moscow
Powerhouses collide as England and Colombia battle in today's second 2018 World Cup soccer game. Raheem Sterling has yet to score at the World Cup but his pace could cause problems for Sweden.

Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action
Separately, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights investigation of Harvard admissions. Sessions said in a statement. "It isn't shocking that guidance would be withdrawn", he said.

Maradona Calls English's World Cup Victory a 'Monumental Theft' Against Colombia
Which brings us full circle to England who, as previously mentioned, will face Sweden. The Three Lions have claimed a 4-3 shootout win to advance in Russian Federation .

Dwight Howard interested in returning to Lakers
They have been locked in conversations with the San Antonio Spurs over a trade for Leonard. James also played a supporting role on-screen in 2015 Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck".