Trump to name his Supreme Court nominee

Trump Expected to Unveil Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night

Trump Expected to Unveil Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night

Although Trump said during the campaign he would appoint anti-abortion judges who would overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, he said he would not ask candidates about whether they think the ruling should be reversed. In 2017, Kyl helped prepare former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his confirmation hearing.

Democrats girded for a fight as Trump kept up the suspense surrounding his shortlist of four possibles, all with solid right-wing credentials, ahead of the televised announcement to be made in prime time from the White House. The live stream of the Supreme Court announcement will be available on C-SPAN and the official White House Facebook page.

Hardiman, who was runner-up to Neil Gorsuch as the president's Supreme Court pick previous year, 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.

This post has been updated. He would have allowed the trial court to hear evidence of the accuser's sexual history with the defendant.

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime".

Kennedy was the swing vote on many landmark decisions, including those involving abortion and same-sex marriage. He was said to be the leading contender in the days after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement.

The nominee, a District of Columbia appeals court judge, is a former adviser to ex-President George W Bush.

"She's really outstanding", Hatch said.


Kethledge, 51, has served on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2008 after also being appointed by Bush.

The conservatives urged Trump to keep an open mind on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit, whose confirmation hearing tete-a-tete with Sen. As an appeals court judge, Kethledge authored several notable opinions, including one that upheld the death penalty against a suspect who murdered a woman on federal land and a case in OH that questioned whether private citizens can sue the state for failing to enforce pollution controls.

He wrote a Minnesota law review article in 2009 arguing that presidents should be shielded from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while in office.

Trump is supposedly favoring Kavanaugh because of those views, per CNN. Republicans hold a narrow one-seat majority in the Senate. 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.

The ACLU is also hearing reports from the field that as many as 10 other parents are claiming to have children under 5 taken from them who don't appear on the list provided over the weekend by the government.

"I'm open to voting yes". "What we need to know is that anyone coming onto the Supreme Court is going to uphold the law of the land and particularly a woman's right to decide what happens to her own body". Doug Jones, D-Ala., said in a Sunday interview on CNN's State of the Union. "I don't think my role is to rubber-stamp for the president, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either".

McConnell has promised a vote on the nomination before the November midterms, ensuring the outcome will be an issue before voters.

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