Published: Tue, July 10, 2018

These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

"No president has ever consulted so widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination", he said.

The drama-focused president is going to announce his choice for the Kennedy seat in a Monday night address to the country at 9 p.m.

Democrats plan a confrontation centered on abortion and healthcare, hoping to either scuttle the nomination process completely or delay it until after November in the hope of winning extra seats in the Senate to force Trump to compromise. "I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel in our republic".

It may soon become hard to determine who sits in the hotter seat: U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or Senate Democrats from conservative states who must decide whether they are jeopardizing their political careers by opposing him. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".

Kavanaugh's confirmation will run through the Senate, prompting the endorsement from Cashman, Bidwill and several of their Georgetown Prep alumni.

Judge Kavanaugh recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to have an abortion. The appellate court judge in Washington has a "slight" advantage, John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation, who helped shape Trump's list of possible justices, said Sunday on Fox News.

"They know that they will not get a justice nominated if the American people know this is what they want to do", NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a call with reporters last week.

Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale. "There are no longer any roadblocks for the conservative counter-revolution moving into those culture war areas".

Groups that support abortion rights are planning a "Day of Action" for August 26, the anniversary of the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Liberal groups have geared up to protect Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that upheld women's rights to an abortion, from being overturned. Another is adopting a narrow interpretation of the 1992 case that prohibited states from imposing "undue burden" on women seeking abortions; such a move would give states the power to make it so onerous for women to receive abortions that they, in practice, can not get them.

Trump could yet have further opportunities to move to the court to the right.

One area of law unlikely to be reversed is same-sex marriage.

"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman.

Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court.

The Politico sources did not divulge the pick, but sources earlier Monday said Hardiman and Kavanaugh had emerged as the most likely contenders for the Supreme Court.

But that element of his record is among the reasons that some Republicans in Congress are concerned about a confirmation hearing in the Senate.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that McConnell advised Trump that Kavanaugh would be tougher to get through the Senate than other potential nominees such Raymond Kethledge or Thomas Hardiman.

"Bob Casey is so blinded by partisanship that he is opposing a nominee for the Supreme Court before the pick is announced. But we're very close to making a decision".

JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court a year ago.

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