Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates

Democrats’ court-packing talk is just crazy

Democrats’ court-packing talk is just crazy

Indian-American judge Amul Thapar has not made it to the shortlist of three candidates from among which President Donald Trump is likely to nominate his pick for the US Supreme Court justice, a media report said on Saturday.

Trump was widely reported this week to have narrowed down his list of candidates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to three federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, and Amy Coney Barrett. Mr. Pence hasn't met with any of the other candidates, according to a White House official.

Pence met with Kethledge and Coney Barrett while in IN earlier this week, then sat down with Kavanaugh in Washington on Wednesday.

"While we do not agree with every decision Justice Kennedy ever wrote, his impact on LGBTQ rights is unquestioned", Wu said. "He clerked for two federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito", Cruz wrote.

Many members of Congress ― including some Republicans ― have pushed for legislation that would limit the circumstances under which Trump could fire Mueller. While no one knows for sure how each of the president's candidates will vote on certain issues, Carolyn Shapiro, a Supreme Court expert with Kent College of Law, said overturning Roe v. Wade may be a safe bet based on how Trump came up with his list of nominees. Before that, she was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

"I think the single best choice that President Trump could make to fill this vacancy is Sen". He is the only evangelical Christian on the list of nominees Trump is considering; everyone else is Catholic. "I'll give you the answer", Trump said.

"It's a great group of intellectual talent", Trump said.

Trump nominated Barrett for to the federal bench in May a year ago. "We're going to hit a home run", said Trump.

Debates over Kavanaugh's work with Bush and rulings he has made on health care and abortion continued to churn Thursday as critics urged the president to shy away from a judge with an establishment Republican pedigree.

Brett Kavanaugh, 53, now serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. He has two Yale degrees and first rose to prominence for his involvement in the investigation led by Ken Starr into then-President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Only one of those, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is a woman and she has picked up support from some social conservatives in particular. "The dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern", Feinstein said of Barrett. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Coney Barrett previous year during her confirmation hearing in an exchange about the judge's Catholic faith - a comment that was roundly criticized by religious leaders. McCaskill, a centrist Democrat who broke with her other red state colleagues by voting against Neil Gorsuch past year, insists that she has not already made up her mind to vote "no" against retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor.

Trump called Schumer on Tuesday afternoon for a Supreme Court-centred conversation that lasted less than five minutes, according to a person familiar with the call.

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