Politics Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

18:15  08 july  2018
18:15  08 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trump Says He Won't Ask High Court Candidates About Abortion

  Trump Says He Won't Ask High Court Candidates About Abortion President Donald Trump said he probably won’t ask people he interviews to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion ruling. “That’s a big one. And probably not,” Trump told Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday Morning Futures. “They’re all saying, ‘Don’t do that, you shouldn’t do that.’” He added, “I’m going to try and do something, but I don’t think I’ll be so specific.

Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit is also said to be on the president's short listThe president said on Monday he'd be meeting with a few other judges.'I'll be meeting two or three more and we'll make a decision on the United States Supreme Court , the new justice,' he said. Trump noted that all the

Savoring the suspense, President Donald Trump is weighing his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from the seclusion of his golf club in New On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted: "Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court !"

The U.S. Supreme Court is pictured June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. © Zach Gibson/Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court is pictured June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump is nearing a decision on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a weekend of deliberation at his New Jersey golf club.

A person with knowledge of the president's thinking said Sunday that Trump has not yet communicated a final choice. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump has spent the weekend discussing his options with allies amid frenzied last-minute lobbying. Trump will announce his pick Monday night.

Top contenders for the role are federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Roy Blunt said Sunday that they believe any of the four could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.

Questions about Kennedy connections abound after President Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh to fill Supreme Court vacancy .
It wasn't a split decision. President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the nation's highest court may have been months in the making — and an effort to appease retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to sources and reports. Kavanaugh met with Republican lawmakers Tuesday as he prepares for a contentious confirmation battle. But the conservative jurist's path to replacing the man he once clerked for began well before the President's made-for TV decision.

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