'How Did He Get Elected?': Trump Blasts Sen.
According to Bloomberg: "Kethledge has impressed those within the White House, the people close to the process said".
A quick-fire multimillion-dollar TV and digital advertising battle is under way over Donald Trump's imminent nomination of a new justice to sit on the U.S. supreme court.
"I learned that a judicial conservative exercises humility, understanding that judges have an important but limited role in the nation's constitutional scheme".
If Americans do not want to see a justice who could overturn the 1973 landmark case that legalized abortion - Roe v. Wade - or who will "undo" health care, he wrote, they should tell their senators not to vote for a nominee from Mr. Trump's list of 25 candidates. Some will give the nod with great certainty to one of the alleged Final Three in the competition: Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and Sixth Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge.
Another candidate considered a top contender is Joan Larsen, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati.
Mr. Trump's misleading statements to the news media, his miasma of tweets and his protracted public debate over whether to speak with Mr. Mueller could all be used against him, even if the special counsel declines to accuse the president of obstruction of justice.
Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits
Trump told reporters last week he would press Putin on election meddling and also discuss Syria and Ukraine during their meeting. The two will meet alone, before being joined by their advisers for an extended.
Speaking on Air Force One Thursday, the president said he will make the announcement of his choice Monday at 9 p.m.at the White House.
When President Donald Trump took office in 2017, he nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill Scalia's former seat. I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday.
The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court.
Trump called Schumer on Tuesday afternoon for a conversation on the court that lasted less than five minutes, a person familiar with the call told the paper. And now the president has the chance to do it again with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). Sen. Spence Abraham, who hired Kethledge as a young staffer in the 1990s.
Judge Barrett also clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and taught at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. "She is not perceived as a Washington insider and that can be very powerful", said Ms.
But her short tenure on the bench may work against her.
Whether or not a religious test is on the table, the Left has clearly been rallying their base with calls to preserve the Supreme Court abortion ruling known as Roe v. Wade.
"Indeed, numerous worst liberal judicial activists, including William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, and Harry Blackmun - the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide - were appointed by Republican presidents". Lee was asked last week at a town hall meeting if he would consider shifting from the Senate to the Supreme Court: "I would not say no", he replied.
Catherine Lucey, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro wrote this story, with contributions from Zeke Miller, (c) 2018 The Associated Press.