Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Medicine | By Edmund Robinson

'It's Insane': Trump Supreme Court Pick Still In The Air

'It's Insane': Trump Supreme Court Pick Still In The Air

Casey said he opposes the process by which Trump is picking his judges, which he described as choosing from a list of 25 nominees prepared by conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society. "He has put a litmus test on the supreme court nominee" over abortion, she said.

And with that, Thomas Hardiman - the judge who Trump passed over last year to install Neil Gorsuch to the seat once held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia last year - was back in play.

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.

It is not exaggeration to say that the prospect of tipping the balance of the Supreme Court was the reason why evangelical conservative voters, who had plenty of reason to worry about Trump's character, made a decision to stick with him during the 2016 election campaign.

Cornyn spoke shortly after Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said any of Trump's likely nominees poses a threat to the Affordable Care Act and a woman's right to have an abortion.

This 2017 photo provided by the University of Notre Dame Law School shows Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court Justice candidates to fill the spot vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"Hardiman was fully vetted last time, and flawless record, too", a source outside but close to the White House told NPR. As we all know, there's not a lot of love between the Bush family and President Trump. Barrett has already crossed swords with Democrats in her Senate confirmation hearing for her current job, when California Sen.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.

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Cornyn says Democrats have pledged to stop the nominee at all costs, but "we will see President Trump's nominee confirmed on a timely basis".

"This next nomination will be the swing vote to overturn Roe v Wade and equally important to eviscerate the protections of millions of Americans who suffer from existing conditions and other healthcare rights along with workers' rights, gay rights, voting rights". It will feature cable and digital advertising in states including Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

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

"I don't think anyone should expect me to simply vote yes for this nominee, just simply because my state may be more conservative than others", Jones said.

But she is also seen as potentially hard to confirm, given the narrowness of the Senate GOP majority, the previous controversy in her confirmation process when she was nominated for the federal bench a year ago, her lack of a deep judicial record of opinions and her openness to overturning Roe v. Wade. "I don't think my role is to rubber-stamp for the president, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either".

Kennedy said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on the nominee's views of the high court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

While Democrats are flailing, Trump can hardly lose. The selection has been described in the national media as monumental in cementing a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for a generation. But he had made his final decision, according to a person with knowledge of the president's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

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