Trump plays up suspense over momentous Supreme Court nomination

Trump plays up suspense over momentous Supreme Court nomination

Trump plays up suspense over momentous Supreme Court nomination

Of those, the shortlist is understood to have boiled down to four judges from various U.S. courts of appeal - Amy Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge.

As President Trump prepared to reveal his next Supreme Court nominee Monday night, MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, and Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, to think about the effectiveness of the nomination process. As we all know, there's not a lot of love between the Bush family and President Trump.

And Democrats can not even be sure of holding their line against Trump's pick.

If the Senate confirms Trump's nominee, we will be stuck with a Court that sides with big corporations over the American people.

Attorney Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, who is advising Trump on the process, said Blumenthal's remarks were "insulting and offensive". He was in the running past year for the Supreme Court seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The ad is expected to feature an introductory bio on the president's yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee.

Those who discussed the president's decision, and spoke on the condition of anonymity, did not disclose the name of the president's selection.

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The Times says Trump has recently been asking associates about Hardiman, and has also been talking about Barrett and Kavanaugh. Both Kavanaugh and Kethledge are former law clerks to retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Plus, holding Barrett, who is just 46, would give her more time to amass federal judicial experience.

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. When the court he serves on upheld a New Jersey law requiring a gun owner to obtain a permit to carry a gun in public places and to show that he has "a justifiable need" to carry the gun, Hardiman dissented, chastising the majority for upholding a law that dates to 1966 (and arguably 1924) as insufficiently long-standing. The court could also be called upon to render judgment on issues of personal significance to Trump and his administration including matters arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia-related investigation and several civil lawsuits pending against Trump. Barrett has already crossed swords with Democrats in her Senate confirmation hearing for her current job, when California Sen. In a recent case involving abortion and immigration, he wrote a decision that temporarily barred a pregnant teenager in immigration custody from obtaining an abortion.

Leading Republican US senators also toured Sunday TV studios predicting that their party would stand united over the confirmation process, and warning Democratic senators from conservative "red" states won by Trump in 2016 that if they opposed the nomination they would have to answer to voters at the midterm elections in November.

They include Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, who would puncture the Ivy League aura that cloaks the Supreme Court since he studied law at the University of MI and not Harvard or Yale.

Jones, during an appearance with CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday's "State of the Union" program, said he was "open to vote yes" or "open to voting no" on Trump's pick. "I don't think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either".

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