Pence met with potential SCOTUS picks Kavanaugh, Kethledge and Coney Barrett

Pence met with potential SCOTUS picks Kavanaugh, Kethledge and Coney Barrett

Pence met with potential SCOTUS picks Kavanaugh, Kethledge and Coney Barrett

Kennedy, 81, is widely thought to be a moderate and pivotal swing vote in the highest federal court.

Amid fierce lobbying by groups aligned with the different candidates, the president prepared to decamp to his Bedminster, N.J., golf resort later Thursday to make his final decision, according to people familiar with the search who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the selection process. "I don't want say the four". But I have it down to four. "I'm not even sure, whatever that means", Severino said. "We'll announce it on Monday".

Others who emerged on Trump's shortlist just days ago - federal judges Thomas M. Hardiman, Amul R. Thapar and Joan L. Larsen, as well as Sen. And Kavanaugh also worked on "The Starr Report", which outlined the grounds for President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Garland, who also is Jewish, was President Barack Obama's nominee in 2016 following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. He said he didn't expect any of the candidates for the court to visit him over the weekend. "I doubt it", he said.

Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School, where he adopted numerous views of late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Working closely with a White House team and consulting with lawmakers and outside advisers, Trump has spent the week deliberating on the choice. He's 51 and, as noted, I am told by those who do know him, he is in superb physical shape. She was appointed in 2017 by President Trump. That's when justices relied on strict interpretations of property and contract rights - and a narrow view of federal authority - to strike down laws on wages, hours and other forms of business regulation.

"He listens to everybody, big or small, influential or not, and absorbs it all", said Trump friend and Newsmax chief executive Christopher Ruddy. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - met with Trump to talk about the Supreme Court vacancy.

Trump, however, maintained Thursday that Monday remains his chosen date for an announcement.

"What will probably happen is that the Supreme Court would be more open to the states regulating and restricting abortion".

Trump nominated Barrett, of IN, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit IN May 2017.

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President George W. Bush, meanwhile, nominated Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in January 2006.

Ramesh Ponnuru, a senior editor at the conservative National Review, penned an op-ed in Bloomberg, pushing for Mr. Trump to pick Judge Barrett, the only woman among the apparent finalists, especially with abortion rights at the center of the confirmation battle.

"The dogma lives loudly within you", Sen.

Progressive groups contend that Barrett is not that jurist. Barrett has a less extensive judicial record than the other two. Kethledge and Kavanaugh both served as clerks for Kennedy.

On the issues, while Kavanaugh has certainly stood for many conservative causes, some have voiced concern that he isn't reliably conservative enough. Once confirmed, Trump's pick would restore a 5-4 conservative majority to the nation's top court. Kethledge, a Michigan Law graduate, would add academic diversity to a court steeped in the Ivy League. She was confirmed with 55 bi-partisan votes, one more vote than Justice Gorsuch received.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, advocated for Lee in a Fox News op-ed, warning President Trump not to repeat "mistakes" of past Republican presidents by picking a Supreme Court nominee who turns out to be insufficiently conservative.

Schumer told Trump that such a choice would be "cataclysmic" and create more division than the country has seen in years, according to a person familiar with the conversation who said Trump called Schumer on Tuesday. Earlier in the week, he spoke with seven people on the list.

Dorothy Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania professor of law and sociology, said Wednesday that a conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade and ultimately criminalize miscarriages. Chicago time - though it is also possible he teases it earlier with a tweet.

The rush of scrutiny gave Kethledge's backers hope that his chances were perhaps rising - and a preview of the political firestorm he would face on Capitol Hill should he be nominated.

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