US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee

These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. Wade, a handful of Democrats will be key in deciding whether the president gets his pick confirmed to the high court, because of the razor-thin partisan divide in the Senate.

The White House guest list for the Monday night announcement includes Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and another committee member, John Kennedy, R-La.

The choice could be made all the more hard for Casey if Trump nominates Thomas Hardiman, now serving as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals which covers part of Pennsylvania, and who was first appointed to serve in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh in 2003.

But with mere hours left to go before his self-imposed deadline, Trump, who has been consulting with family, friends and advisers this weekend while in Bedminster, New Jersey, has reportedly yet to make a final decision.

This will be the second time he has been able to choose a justice in the past 18 months. The ad is expected to feature an introductory bio on the president's yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee.

Jones, who declined the White House's invitation Monday, took a cautious approach to the latest Supreme Court battle. Is there one of those four you could support, or do you think Democrats should unite and oppose whomever the president taps? I will take the same approach as I have previously for a Supreme Court vacancy.

Kavanaugh, 53, now serves as a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ezra Klein of Vox also writes about the need for reform, reasoning that the "Supreme Court has always been undemocratic". He's speaking Sunday on Fox. He is also former law clerk to Kennedy, as is Kethledge. But she famously clashed with Senator Dianne Feinstein during her confirmation hearing previous year to be an appeals court judge.


Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) insisted Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that delaying Trump's nominee as a Democratic bloc is even more important than the reelection hopes of vulnerable red-state senators struggling to retain their seats by supporting the nominee.

Constitution Daily marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment's ratification by looking "at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and equal protection under the law".

Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society and has been advising Trump over the court nomination, said he assumes Kavanaugh, Barrett, Hardiman and Kethledge "are the four" who are getting the most focus. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration.

Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states.

Indiana's Donnelly and Democratic Sens.

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) refuses to support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee no matter who it is simply because the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank had a major influence in shaping the chief executive's list of potential selections.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.