President Trump Set To Announce His Pick For US Supreme Court

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 11, 2018

"A serious constitutional question exists regarding whether a president can be criminally indicted and tried while in office", Kavanaugh, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, wrote in an article in 2009. Eastern Time on Monday.

The president and White House officials involved in the process have fielded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against specific candidates since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer.

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.

Hardiman has a tale Republicans like McConnell love: a former taxi driver from the key swing state of Pennsylvania who comes with the recommendation of fellow 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister. But the process of vetting the nominee will start right away. He was a runner-up a year ago when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said.

Kethledge, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a former Kennedy clerk and a former in-house lawyer at Ford Motor Co.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund, which is affiliated with Tanden's group, is among the groups taking part in a rally at the Supreme Court tonight to protest Trump's pick. Democrats occupy 49 seats. Sen. The Heritage Foundation is the nation's largest conservative think tank and has provided thousands of policy recommendations and personnel suggestions to multiple presidents and to Congress since 1975. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court.

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On Monday, Trump phoned Justice Anthony Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat.

Barrett of IN, 46, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Trump is said to have particularly liked Hardiman's life story.

Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before returning to Washington from a weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey, where he deliberated his decision amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Those views could have implications for independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump.

With a slim one-vote majority in the Senate, any GOP defections could prove problematic in winning confirmation for Trump's eventual choice - that is, if Democrats hold together in opposition. Ten Democrats from states that Trump won are up for re-election this fall and will be under tremendous pressure to back the president's nominee. A more conservative majority could be more willing to uphold state restrictions on abortion, if not overturn the 45-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman's constitutional right. "We don't know who the nominee is going to be yet", Sen.

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