Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

Trump has called the Supreme Court pick "the most important decision a USA president can make", and advocates say that nominating a conservative justice to replace Kennedy could overturn long-standing decisions such as Roe v. Wade. As a woman and mother, she could upend the narrative pushed by Democrats that Trump's pick would erode women's rights. I will take the same approach as I have previously for a Supreme Court vacancy. The ads will simply tell viewers who the nominee is and explain why they are qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.

Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal judge last fall - 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 about her experience. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court. And Feinstein's question was criticized as anti-Catholic.

On Sunday Leonard Leo, a Federalist Society official who has been advising Trump, added a fourth name: that of Thomas Hardiman, 53, a federal appeals court judge in Philadelphia. "She wrote that "there is little reason to think that reversals [of past decisions] would do much damage" to the court's reputation".

Kyl will be guiding the nominee on Capitol Hill and introducing them to Senators as part of his duties, but Trump has not yet indicated who he will ultimately pick.

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Trump is said to have particularly liked Hardiman's life story. Hardiman was the first person in his family to attend college, and he helped pay for his Georgetown University law degree by driving a taxi.

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In the late 1990s, Kavanaugh played a lead role in the aggressive investigation of President Bill Clinton led by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr. 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. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration.

Hirono's comments come in contrast to what other Senate Democrats have said of the nominee. A handful of senators are in a particularly tough spot - vote against the nominee and alienate moderate votes they'll need to win re-election or confirm the nominee and weaken democratic unity. "And so I am pretty, pretty excited", said Cornyn.

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"I'm open to voting yes".

Numerous activists who showed up at the protest showed frustration with the New York Democrat for not showing up to a scheduled town hall last week to address their concerns. He said Sunday on CNN that he is "concerned about this nomination" but cautioned that it was too early to say how he planned to vote.

Later in the week, the president also suggested that of the four reported shortlisted candidates, he had preferences, telling reporters: "I think I have it down to four people".

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