Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

The Washington Post identified them as Amul Thapar, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them".

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that while Kavanaugh may look like the favorite, Trump has sought to maintain secrecy ahead of a planned announcement on Monday in prime time.

White House officials close to the USA president say personality will be as important a factor as politics in the decision, a strategy Mr Trump has taken with previous high-profile appointments. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix. Sen. But the second time around, Murkowski could prove to be more hard for the White House to get a solid yes. Three Democrats voted for her then. All he has to do is make up his mind.

Liberal groups prepping for battle over the Supreme Court vacancy say senators who back abortion rights can't settle for statements that the nominee will respect legal precedent.

Pence met in person with Kethledge and Barrett while he was vacationing in IN earlier this week and met with Kavanaugh at the Naval Observatory on Wednesday, said a person familiar with the process who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. He and leading Republicans want the new judge confirmed before the November election, and Sen.

These conservatives, including Texas Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, about the process.

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A key GOP senator is warning President Donald Trump not to repeat "mistakes" of past Republican presidents by picking a Supreme Court nominee who turns out to be insufficiently conservative. Her judicial philosophy is well known from her many academic writings, so she would not be a dreaded stealth nominee who would provoke conservative opposition. Politico reported on Monday that the liberal action group Demand Justice was investing $5 million into a shock-and-awe messaging campaign that would emphasize the threat posed to abortion rights by Trump's potential nominee.

Trump has spent the weekend discussing his options with allies and will announce his pick at 9 p.m. EDT Monday from the White House. And with the ailing Arizona Sen.

"Judge Kethledge uses this sound approach to judging - the same approach used by Justices Antonin Scalia and Neil Gorsuch - in every case that comes before him", Meyers wrote in a piece for National Review.

Some conservatives have pointed to Kethledge as a potential justice in the mold of Gorsuch.

Roger Meyers, who clerked for Kethledge from 2009 to 2010, described the judge as "a committed originalist and textualist, which means he shows no favoritism to either side in any case, and instead applies the law as it is written". Hardiman was the first in his family to attend college, at the University of Notre Dame, then helped pay for his law school education at Georgetown by driving a taxi. Barrett has excited social conservatives since she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings previous year, but her brief time on the bench has raised questions. It is better to have a vacancy until next year than to fill the seat with a weak nominee who will betray your legacy and the constitution for the next forty years.

Brett Kavanaugh, 53, now serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. He has two Yale degrees and first rose to prominence for his involvement in the investigation led by Ken Starr into then-President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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