Trump meeting focuses on Supreme Court candidates Kavanaugh, Hardiman
Trump meeting focuses on Supreme Court candidates Kavanaugh, Hardiman
Associated Press Thai rescue team members worked inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23
10 July, 2018, 02:16
Trump is expected to have a decision made on his Supreme Court justice nominee by noon Monday and will announce it at 9 p.m. EST Monday.
"There's nobody that President Trump could nominate from a conservative vent that will get many Democratic votes". But he did make his pick, according to a person who was not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity.
The president also has been considering federal appeals court Judges Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman. The White House prepared briefing materials on all four. The White House has been preparing information materials on all four, who were part of a longer list of 25 names vetted by conservative groups.
Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013. He now works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.
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.
"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman.
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.
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The president has spent the days leading up to the decision mulling the pros and cons of the various options with aides and allies.
Trump is also believed to be studying Brett Kavanaugh, 53, of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and a Yale Law School graduate. But the situation appeared to remain fluid. He's been pushed into the spotlight in recent days, and the president reportedly likes his personal story (Hardiman was the first in his family to attend university, and drove a cab to pay his way through). Besides McGahn, he has the support of some Republicans who admire his record as a lawyer working with independent counsel Ken Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton and later in the George W. Bush White House as well as his conservative record as a judge. But his supporters cite his experience and wide range of legal opinions. She has discussed her opposition to abortion before - which is based in her Catholic beliefs - but promised senators past year during her confirmation hearing for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that her religious beliefs would not color her decisions.
They include Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, who would puncture the Ivy League aura that cloaks the Supreme Court since he studied law at the University of MI and not Harvard or Yale. He co-authored a book with Army veteran Mike Erwin of The Positivity Project published past year called "Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude". On Saturday, he tweeted that a "Big decision" was coming soon.
"Well, it's still - let's say it's the four people".
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.
In her 20s, she co-authored a paper that said Catholic judges, if they are faithful to church teachings, are "morally precluded" from enforcing the death penalty. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "I was not elected to genuflect to the hard right, who are funded by corporate America".
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Then, Baron Cohen's voice - in a thick, Borat-style accent - can be heard addressing former US Vice President Dick Cheney . It also follows news from earlier this year, in which it was said that Baron Cohen was trying to get in a room with O.J.
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Euroskeptic Conservative lawmaker Peter Bone said party activists felt "betrayed" by the government plan. Jacob Rees-Mogg says Brexit Secretary David Davis's resignation is a "real hope" for "rescuing Brexit ".
The first boy of the day, and fifth overall, was removed from the cave at 5 p.m., a source close to the operation told ABC News . Narongsak Osattanakorn said the second phase began at 11 a.m. and authorities "hope to hear good news in the next few hours".
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