These two judged are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

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In this June 1, 2006 file photo, from left to right, President Bush, watches the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by U.S.

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, up for reelection in November, announced on Monday that he will vote against the president's nominee no matter who it is, and called the selection process "corrupt".

The White House has assembled a team to handle communications, strategy and messaging coordination to defend and push the nomination through on Capitol Hill.

The White House noted Kyl served on the Senate Judiciary Committee "during the confirmations of 4 of the last 5 justices who have joined the Supreme Court".

The Senate must confirm Trump's nominee, who will be backed campaign-style by the White House and conservative legal organizations.


Gelernt said that process was created to vet relatives other than parents who might care for children who crossed the border without a parent. Hardiman is one of four judges thought to be President Donald Trump's top contenders to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.

"I believe that they can still reunite some [more] individuals by tomorrow", Gelernt said during the hearing.

Kethledge, a former Kennedy law clerk, has sat on the 6th Circuit since 2008 after being nominated by George W. Bush.

In choosing Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump went with a well-credentialled Washington insider who compiled a long record as a reliable conservative and won the respect of White House lawyers and the outside groups that advise them. The ads, costing a total of $1.4 million to run, will feature biographical information about the nominee and will be aimed at red state Democrats, including newly elected Sen. And the government's task won't get any easier: A second deadline asks officials to reunite 3,000 older children in two weeks.

Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will be prime targets. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade.


The pollster said the result is comparable to attitudes in February 2016 following the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court.

Trump is said to have apparently lost interest in Kethledge. Trump's sister, a retired federal judge, served with Hardiman on the 3rd Circuit and reportedly recommended him for the job.

But Trump appointed Barrett to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit just nine months ago, and he may well leave her to gain more experience. He's an appeals court judge - federal appeals court judge in D.C. And heading into the weekend, he was seen as a favorite. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration.

Those views could have implications for independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump. Luther Strange, cutting the GOP's Senate majority to 51-49. "We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years".

On the past quarter century's most consequential and controversial issues, from racial preferences to religious freedom to reproductive rights, Kennedy often bridged the gap between the court's liberals and conservatives.


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