President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington, Trump said he was considering four people and that of those under consideration, "you can't go wrong".

If confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court swings to the right, granting conservatives another legal victory since Mr Trump became president.

President Trump, after less than two weeks of deliberations, is set to announce tonight his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a choice that could well affect the court, and American jurisprudence, for a generation.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.

President Donald Trump on Monday, July 9, nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision likely to cement a rightward tilt on the top judicial body with momentous implications for American society. The White House has been preparing confirmation materials on all four.

While the president has been pondering his pick, aides have been preparing for a tough confirmation fight.

During her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett was questioned about her religious beliefs. Sen. He now works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. I will - as he's out playing golf - I'm thinking of this person; I'm thinking of that person - but I will announce it on prime-time TV at the White House. The liberals' effort probably will focus on moderate GOP senators, such as Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who might be wary of adding a hard-line conservative and risking decades-old precedents such as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973. In conservative circles, for example, he has been keelhauled as a reckless judicial activist who "invented" a right to gay marriage. Barletta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010-a Republican "wave" year-and was also rumored to be on Trump's short list for labor secretary during the transition.

Casey faces Republican Lou Barletta, who was endorsed by President Trump about three months before the state's primary election this past May. But the situation appeared to remain fluid.


Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh _ a longtime judge and former clerk for Kennedy _ questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice.

But his supporters note his experience and a wide range of legal opinions.

Kethledge, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a former Kennedy clerk and a former in-house lawyer at Ford Motor Co.

Barrett has spent 15 years of her life as a law professor at Notre Dame.

President Donald Trump was poised Monday to nominate a new conservative judge to the Supreme Court, a decision with momentous implications for America on everything from abortion to guns to immigration. A self-described introvert, Kethledge co-authored a book, "Lead Yourself First", in which he talks about how some of the world's great leaders learned from solitude and quiet.

He tweeted: "Trump SCOTUS team has looked at Kavanaugh's past comments on indicting a sitting president, we've confirmed". "It's - well, let's just say it's the four people". Despite a staff exodus that has left key vacancies across the West Wing, the White House this time is retaining more control over the nomination and confirmation processes. Dick Durbin of IL on NBC's "Meet the Press" said Sunday. "I hope the Senate will swiftly fulfill their Constitutional responsibility to provide advice and consent by confirming this eminently qualified judge to the Supreme Court", Curtis said in a statement. "So I think he's someone who would appeal to many people in our country".

Trump made the announcement during a nationally televised speech Monday at 9 p.m. ET, CBS News reported, with Kavanaugh and the judge's family by his side.

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