Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

Lucy Bush
July 9, 2018

In an op-ed for The Deseret News, Hatch explains what he thinks will happen when Trump makes his Supreme Court pick on Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton. Foreseeing inevitable news break-ins to offer coverage and analysis, broadcasters are rejiggering their primetime lineups so as to keep too much fresh summer fare from being preempted.

The only problem is, he hasn't announced his nominee yet. Like Gorsuch, Kethledge served as a law clerk to Kennedy.

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Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. "And I think we can take this call to action to the American people, take our case to them".

"Nobody really knows", Leo said on ABC's "This Week". He has told Trump he could lose the two senators, who support abortion rights, if he picks another judge seen as a contender, Amy Coney Barrett, an outspoken social conservative who some observers believe may be more open to overturning Roe v. Wade. Has the president informed Republican Party leaders who he will nominate?

Mr Thapar, 49, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court judge, was among the first four candidates interviewed by Mr Trump on July 2.

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And if the votes result in a tie, Vice President Pence will hold the tie-breaking vote-and his anti-abortion stance is well-known. His departure means President Trump will now have another opportunity to nominate a judge to the highest court in the U.S.

Hatch, who has sat through the confirmation hearings for all nine current Supreme Court justices, predicted Democrats will initiate "confirmation wars" in the coming months because Trump is unlikely to nominate an activist judge who will protect the progressive agenda.

In the course of the 2016 election, Trump made changing the face of the USA supreme court a key campaign pledge that was instrumental in firing up his base of right-wing conservative voters.

Blumenthal accused Trump of turning himself into a "puppet of outside groups" by choosing his nominee from "a group of rightwing fringe ideologues that have prepared this list". Senate rules now requires only a majority of 51 votes to advance a Supreme Court nomination. He went back and forth every few hours between the four options in front of him, with Kethledge getting the least attention, people familiar with his thinking said.

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"The vast majority of American people, shown by poll after poll, want Roe v. Wade to be preserved", Blumenthal said.

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