Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

President Donald Trump is set to announce his nomination for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy when he announced his retirement on the last day of the Supreme Court session on June 28th.

Mitch McConnell is pushing for President Trump to nominate Kethledge or Hardiman to the Supreme Court. The much-anticipated announcement is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday night. You can watch it LIVE on and FOX 8 News. But Democratic lawmakers, who have a minority of seats in both houses of Congress, have acknowledged there is no clear path to block Trump's Supreme Court pick. A more conservative justice could move the court to the right, potentially for decades, and could potentially vote with the majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. 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.

And it's significant because his choice is expected to swing the court towards the right.

"It's an historic decision".

She said red state Democrats like Sens.

"They're good judges", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Lat: Judge Barrett has stated that Roe is settled law, but she has said that in the context of being a circuit judge, a lower court judge below the tier of the Supreme Court. He was in the running previous year for the Supreme Court seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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

Casey says the list of judges Trump has used to find a Supreme Court nominee is the "fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp".

Kavanaugh, 53, was first nominated to the appeals court by President George W. Bush in 2003.

The finalist list remains Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman. He went to the University of Notre Dame as the first person in his family to go to college.

Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.

A photo of Kavanaugh appearing chummy with former Bush political strategist Karl Rove, who has been critical of Trump, has been tweeted around by Trump supporters. Second, he has solid conservative credentials, as you can see from his rulings over the years. Dianne Feinstein said that religious "dogma" lived loudly in her.

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

Still, for conservative activists, such distinctions between the potential nominees are quibbles. A former aide to a Republican senator, Kethledge also previously worked as an in-house lawyer for Ford Motor Co.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME has said she couldn't support a nominee that doesn't respect legal precedent and would overturn the "settled law" of Roe V. Wade. Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski is in the spotlight for similar reasons. Any Senator who is serious about protecting the environment and fighting climate change must vote against confirmation.

The Judicial Crisis Network will spend $1.4 million on national cable, digital ads supporting the nominee in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia, featuring an introductory biography about the jurist. "We don't know who the nominee is going to be yet", Sen.

"I don't think anyone should expect me to simply vote yes for this nominee, just simply because my state may be more conservative than others", Jones said.

He was also said to be strongly interested in Kavanaugh.

Presidents weigh all sorts of considerations in deciding on a Supreme Court nominee, often beginning with the big question: Will the choice be confirmed by the Senate? Senate Democrats must use everything in their power to keep Trump's unsafe nominees off the Supreme Court.

But she is also seen as potentially hard to confirm, given the narrowness of the Senate GOP majority, the previous controversy in her confirmation process when she was nominated for the federal bench a year ago, her lack of a deep judicial record of opinions and her openness to overturning Roe v. Wade. But he had made his final decision, according to a person with knowledge of the president's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

  • Sylvester Abbott