Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

This is President Trump speaking to reporters Sunday.

After more than a week of pitched speculation, Trump will go on prime-time television to reveal his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, selecting a conservative created to rally Republican voters in a midterm election year. 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 will unveil his choice from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.

Kennedy's exit has afforded Trump the opportunity to replace the frequent swing vote on the court with a reliable conservative judge and influence the judiciary for decades.

USA appeals court judges Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett were also in contention but CNN reported that Kethledge remains at home in MI and NBC News said Barrett was at her home in IN ahead of Trump's announcement.

President Trump is looking over a list of Supreme Court Justice candidates for one that will take over Justice Anthony Kennedy seat.

That means Kavanaugh is not a stranger to tough confirmation fights. The White House said today that former Sen.

The Senate must confirm Trump's nominee, who will be backed campaign-style by the White House and conservative legal organizations. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.

Trump announced Kavanaugh as his pick Monday night on prime-time television.

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The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.

He says he will fight the nomination "with everything I have".

The rollout will be modeled on the seamless presentation in January 2017 of the President's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, in what was undeniably one of his most successful and most well-managed moments as President. But the situation appeared to remain fluid.

"I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice", Trump tweeted early Monday, after a weekend spent weighing his decision at his New Jersey golf club. A native of Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh attended Yale for both his undergraduate and law degrees, graduating law school cum laude in 1990.

Hardiman was reportedly on the shortlist of candidates to replace the vacancy left by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Barrett has excited social conservatives since she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings previous year, but her brief time on the bench has raised questions.

Kethledge serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio. He co-authored a book with Army veteran Mike Erwin of The Positivity Project published a year ago called "Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude". "And I think of the four people I have it down to three or two", The Guardian reported. "On Saturday, he tweeted that a 'Big decision" was coming soon. On Sunday he was back to citing "the four people".

The White House and Republican party want the nomination in the bag before November's mid-term elections. Senate rules still leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation by themselves, though Trump must prevent Republican defections.

Judge Kavanaugh said he would begin meetings with senators on Tuesday. "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. "I'm going to try and do something, but I don't think I'll be so specific". "And I expect we will do that on sort of a normal timetable, a couple of months".

Some Trump supporters who were near the scene said they did not understand the point of the protests, arguing that people need to give the nominee a chance and praising Trump's record as president.

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