Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump's Supreme Court Nomination to Preempt TV Programming

Trump's Supreme Court Nomination to Preempt TV Programming

Trump has reportedly narrowed his list to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to four candidates - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - and plans to make the big reveal in a prime-time telecast from the White House on Monday. "I'm going to make an independent judgement".

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Mr.

Leo said, however, that ultimately Trump would succeed at lining up conservative support for anyone he selected.

In an earlier interview on "This Week", Stephanopoulos asked Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the conservative Federalist Society to advise Trump on his Supreme Court pick, about the concern that anyone on Trump's list of potential nominees would oppose Roe v. Wade.

The memo went on to concede that Kavanaugh, a Washington, D.C., district judge, is "certainly not the worst judge" involved in the case, but his opinion that dissented from the court's decision to allow the abortion was not as "constitutionally principled" as the decision of another conservative judge in the case.

Kavanaugh, 53, was picked by former President George W. Bush to serve on the influential Washington-based appeals court in 2003.

Trump's Monday night nomination will be his second since he entered the White House. It's also possible he could be trying to nudge Trump toward picking Barrett.

Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.

Blumenthal accused Trump of turning himself into a "puppet of outside groups" by choosing his nominee from "a group of rightwing fringe ideologues that have prepared this list".

Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion organization Naral, told Fox News Sunday that Trump had changed the rules of the game. "But no matter the nominee's background or credentials, progressives will do everything they can to paint her as a closet partisan, if not an outright extremist", Hatch wrote.

"If you look at what the president said, which is he will nominate someone only if that person is committed to automatically overturn Roe v. Wade, if you look at what the president said about John Roberts, his berating Roberts for failing to strike down the Affordable Care Act, he certainly has criteria", he said.

The number of pages is said to run into the millions, which McConnell fears could hand Senate Democrats an opportunity to delay the confirmation vote until after the new session of the court begins in October, with the midterm elections looming the next month.

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