Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

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"I am interviewing some extraordinarily talented and brilliant people and I'm very, very happy with them and we will pick somebody who will be outstanding, hopefully for many years to come", Trump said Thursday.

The New York Times wrote that people familiar with the discussions about the finalists said President Donald Trump has narrowed his focus to Brett M. Kavanaugh and Thomas M. Hardiman. The Washington Post first reported the identities of the candidates Trump spoke with.

He says: "I'm pretty sure who it's going to be, so I don't want to give something up".

Trump is announcing his selection Monday night.

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President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. Hewitt has links to "Never Trump" sentiment and relied on some Never Trumpers in the conservative legal world to bolster the case for Kethledge.

Trump didn't divulge whom he's talking to in advance of his big announcement, set for July 9.

"I lived through all of these things in the early days because the Democrats were in such control of this whole place", the veteran Utah Republican, who at one point chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime" anchor Harris Faulkner. "If you were looking for somebody to pick for the Supreme Court, you'd have to say that she is an excellent choice". Hatch described all four as being "all really outstanding people".

"The votes on Supreme Court nominees were never close, but the Democrats now are so upset that the Republicans have this opportunity of appointing nominees to the court.it is just ridiculous", Hatch, who has seen 15 Supreme Court fights, added.

"Any one of them would make a good justice on the Supreme Court, and I think it's going to be tough for the Democrats to face that", Hatch said.

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The conservative lawyers with whom Breitbart News spoke expressed their doubts that Kethledge could be almost as antithetical to their viewpoints as a "Souter 2.0", preferring to compare him to the justice he would perspective replace, Anthony Kennedy.

He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006.

Lee, R-Utah, wouldn't discuss details of the conversation other than to confirm he wasn't Trump's choice but that he would attend the president's prime-time announcement of his pick.

"It usually is, especially when a conservative Republican is appointed", he said.

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Late Justice Antonin Scalia and current Justice Neil Gorsuch are known originalists as well. Pence has also spoken to Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania - up for re-election - says he'll be opposed.

Appellate Judge Amy Coney Barrett will not be ascending to the U.S. Supreme Court. He cites involvement of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in drafting the list. The race is not expected to be competitive. When the announcement is made, the campaign will kick off. Trump plans to announce Monday that he has selected the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. The new ad brings their total investment to $2.4 million.

President Donald Trump is promising to select a "great" Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. But he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong".

While Trump didn't name the four, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.

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