Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Monday night, President Donald Trump will name his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The president briefed Senate Republicans at the White House Monday evening shortly before making the public announcement.

Four top nominees - Raymond Kethledge, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman.

Relishing the guessing game beyond the White House gates, Trump had little to say about his choice. I am thinking of that person, but I will announce it on prime time TV at the White House. Is there one of those four you could support, or do you think Democrats should unite and oppose whomever the president taps? He financed his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center by driving a taxi.

"People who have been vetting or grooming justices for federal court openings have a much more developed process now than in 1987", when Kennedy was nominated, he said.

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

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The report also noted that the Supreme Court - which recently affirmed freedom of speech in saying pro-life crisis pregnancy centers can not be forced to promote abortion and freedom of religion in a decision on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in the same-sex marriage fight - now is earning its highest approval ratings in several years. "What matters is not a judge's political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and Constitution require", Trump said. This is President Trump speaking to reporters Sunday. He is also former law clerk to Kennedy, as is Kethledge. Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal. He was also said to be strongly interested in Kavanaugh.

Casey is one of the handful of so-called "Red State" Democratic senators who are running for reelection in a state carried by the president in the 2016 election, and who are seen as especially vulnerable this election cycle as a result.

Sherpas - a reference to the guides who lead climbers up Mount Everest - are responsible for accompanying nominees as they visit with senators and face confirmation hearings. "But this is really about the process and whether or not the corporate right is going to be in charge of picking the Supreme Court in a seat, in a nomination that's likely to tip the scales substantially". He said Sunday on CNN that he is "concerned about this nomination" but cautioned that it was too early to say how he planned to vote. He had previously worked with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton, and was involved in the Florida presidential vote recount in 2000. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration.

Democrats are warning that Trump's nominee would jeopardize some of progressives' most important policy priorities in recent decades - including rulings that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, as well as former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Numerous activists who showed up at the protest showed frustration with the New York Democrat for not showing up to a scheduled town hall last week to address their concerns. The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path to confirmation.

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