Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night

Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night

Contentious confirmation hearings in the Senate delayed his confirmation until 2006.

President Donald Trump said Friday he will "reject" the "judicial activism and policymaking from the bench" that liberals both crave and fear when selecting outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The president, who was traveling to a campaign rally in Montana, has wrapped up the interview process and is moving closer to picking his court nominee amid intense jockeying from various factions seeking to influence the choice.

President Obama introduces federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court on March 16, 2016.

Trump is not naming names, but says he'll decide by the weekend and announce his pick Monday night. Right now, it seems unlikely that Senate Republicans would sink a Trump nominee, due to the sky-high stakes and the country's hyper-partisan political climate.

Conservatives and some libertarian-leaning Republicans, including Paul, have raised concerns about Kavanaugh, warning he could disappoint Republicans if his past decisions are a guide. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen.

Coney Barrett, 46, was a law professor at Notre Dame Law School in IN before Trump appointed her to her current position in October. He's the only lawmaker on Trump's list.

Kavanaugh's allies have begun pushing back, reaching out to influential Republicans to ward off potential criticisms, according to one conservative who was the recipient of such outreach and spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday to discuss the situation.

United Kingdom pair poisoned by same nerve agent as ex-Russian spy Skripal
The Kremlin's spokesman says Russian Federation is concerned but has had nothing to do with either poisoning case. Sturgess was living in a homeless hostel in Salisbury , while Rowley lived in the small town of Amesbury nearby.

They said none of his potential picks are likely to do so, based on Trump's views. "Radical Left Takes The Reins", headlined an email aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sent reporters. He conducted interviews Monday and Tuesday. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix. He's still taking input, making calls to Capitol Hill, the official said.

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. Earlier in the week, he spoke with seven of them. Republicans control the chamber 51-49, but Sen.

Conservative activists want Trump to replace him with a nominee who is more unwaveringly conservative. He cited former justices William Brennan, John Paul Stevens and Harry Blackmun, who authored the Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman's right to abortion. All three were nominated by Republican presidents.

Cruz said Lee would be a "sure thing". Both jurists served as law clerks to Kennedy and were appointed to appeals courts by George W. Bush.

Kavanaugh, 53, who graduated from Yale University and law school, is the only Ivy Leaguer on the shortlist at this point, and Trump has made plain he likes to tout elite credentials.

Many of these questions surrounded Barrett's Catholic faith-she is a member of a Catholic revivalist group called "People of Praise," in which members swear an oath of loyalty and give each other input on personal life decisions-and some anxious this would influence her political opinions.

Previewing Democrats' strategy, a collection of liberal groups said Thursday that Trump's nominee must explicitly endorse the rights to abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage and voice support for Obama's health care statute.

Like this: