Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

Trump Narrows Search for New Supreme Court Justice Donald Trump's search for a new Supreme Court justice is reportedly down to four candidates. The New York Times first reported McConnell's call with Trump.

"It's a generational decision", exulted Jack Graham, a Texas pastor who is on Trump's informal evangelical advisory board.

Trump prefaced the reveal with a brief address, saying that like President Reagan before him, he was looking for "judges who apply the Constitution as written".

But his 12-year history of decisions on a federal appeals court could be his biggest liability, according to The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh stands on stage after he and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito participated in the opening panel of Georgetown Law Journal's annual symposium, in Washington, Thursday, November 2, 2017. The finalists include: appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, Raymond Kethledge of MI and Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana.

This morning, Casey's office released a statement followed by a series of tweets stating his opposition to President Donald Trump's selection for the United States Supreme Court.

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Conservative judicial advocates say the judicial appointments are correcting the leftward tilt of the bench.

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Neera Tanden, president of the progressive Center for American Progress, says President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Wolf in July Fourth salute: "God bless abortions and God bless America" Graham: Trump's Supreme Court picks "all winners" Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker MORE is trying to orchestrate a "right-wing takeover" of the judiciary. He also was a key aide to Kenneth Starr during Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton, worked on behalf of George W. Bush's campaign during the election recount in 2000 and served in the Bush White House. "Whoever is nominated, whoever he or she is, if they're confirmed, they're going to be there for a long time". Hardiman, 52, who was also appointed by Bush, serves on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Given Trump's known habit of leaning on family ties and valuing loyalty above all, that could be decisive.

But she is also seen as potentially hard to confirm, given the narrowness of the Senate GOP majority, the previous controversy in her confirmation process when she was nominated for the federal bench a year ago, her lack of a deep judicial record of opinions and her openness to overturning Roe v. Wade.

Meanwhile, liberal groups are already calling on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - to reject the nominee.

Kavanaugh avoided any direct reference to specific issues in front of the court in his remarks in the East Room, but said that he will be visiting Capitol Hill Tuesday to assure senators that he will commit to "keep an open mind in every case".

"The president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here", Blunt said. "And I expect we will do that on sort of a normal timetable, a couple of months". They're eyeing 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the most likely to retire next. "Why won't she rule out voting for Trump's anti-choice picks?" both ads ask.

As soon as Kennedy announced his retirement plans on June 27, Democrats mobilized, arguing that anyone Trump selects would be hand-picked to help roll back abortion rights, Affordable Care Act protections, same-sex marriage, and scores of other decisions that have shaped modern America - while ruling in favor of corporations and against under-represented minorities.

"I'm getting very close to making a final decision". Three Democrats voted for her then.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was upbeat the night after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring from the Supreme Court.

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