Trump promises ‘great’ pick for Supreme Court

Trump promises ‘great’ pick for Supreme Court

Trump promises ‘great’ pick for Supreme Court

"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".

The president said Tuesday at a "Salute to Service" dinner in West Virginia that he "hit a home run" with Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom he picked for the nation's high court previous year.

Trump spoke to three potential Supreme Court nominees Tuesday before departing the White House.

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. That's according to a person with knowledge of the meetings who was not authorized to speak publicly about them.

- By Associated Press writer Zeke Miller.

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, heaped praise on Amy Coney Barrett as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court.

The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for Trump's eventual selection to win confirmation.

Mike Sacks, a reporter for the Fox television affiliate in NY and a self-described lapsed lawyer, was among the first to make the connection on Twitter. Mike Lee of Utah. "That is true of judges, true of senators, true of voters", Ponnuru said.

President Donald Trump has spoken with Republican Sen.

Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: "Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!"

The telephone call was first reported by the Deseret News.

Lee is the only lawmaker on Trump's list of 25 candidates to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, though he has not been viewed as a top contender.

Senators are trying to frame the debate before Trump's 9 p.m. announcement.

NARAL Pro-Choice America says a full-page and online ads begin Wednesday in four ME newspapers. Many curious to learn if she would overturn the supreme court decision Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity. "We believe him. Don't you, Senator Collins?" Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, supporters of preserving Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide.

Trump chose the 53-year-old federal appellate judge for the seat opened up by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Many in Washington are speculating how that could impact the way she rules on specific cases, like one that could challenge Roe versus Wade, the 1973 decision which made abortion available in all 50 states.

Advocates on both sides of the political spectrum say that this matter of judicial views on religion - as a shield from progressive policies for religious objectors, and on church-state boundaries - is certain to figure in a fierce confirmation fight over whoever the president chooses.

President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and had plans to meet with a few more.

Trump is set to announce his choice Monday night.

But he promised that "they are outstanding people". As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"And with news of Barrett's most recent accomplishment, winning senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge, Dominican leaders issued a statement reading in part: ".Amy Coney Barrett, as a woman of integrity, exemplifies the profile of a Dominican graduate".

As Trump's list tightened, there was some internal concern that the president's options could be narrowed by the public outcry - particularly what had appeared to be mounting conservative reservations about Kavanaugh.

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