Trump to Unveil Court Pick Monday

M. Kethledge. Right

Judge Amul Thapar, of the US Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit, was originally among those President Trump would be considering for Kennedy's position.

Claire McCaskill (D) is already one of the most vulnerable lawmakers up for re-election in November - President Trump won her state by 19 points in 2016 - and the looming Supreme Court vote is playing right into her Republican opponent's hand, Politico reports. Foreseeing inevitable news break-ins to offer coverage and analysis, broadcasters are rejiggering their primetime lineups so as to keep too much fresh summer fare from being preempted.

The President said last week that of the winnowed group of four potential nominees he is now considering, "I have it down to three or two", and he will announce his decision Monday evening. "I was a law clerk to [former Justice Harry Blackmun]".

Asked about the details of the selection process, Trump said he had it down to four people. "And I think we can take this call to action to the American people, take our case to them".

McConnell also reportedly warned Trump that nominating Amy Coney Barrett, an extremist social conservative who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, could lose the votes of Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak given bail after pleading not guilty
He has told the public not to believe the reports saying: "I have not had a chance to defend myself". Some members of Najib's UMNO party chanted and held up placards in support of their former leader.

"Nobody really knows", Leo said on ABC's "This Week". The three others interviewed were justices Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge. "Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!" he wrote.

Thapar, 49, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court judge, was among the first four candidates interviewed by Trump on July 2.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Trump has "outsourced" his decision to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.

"The Republicans control the votes in the Senate, but we have the American people on our side", he said. "I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list". Senate rules now requires only a majority of 51 votes to advance a Supreme Court nomination. "I'll give you the answer", Trump said.

While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules past year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Related:

  • England, Croatia, Sweden, Russia. Really

    England, Croatia, Sweden, Russia. Really

    Theresa May has said she could not bear to watch the penalty shootout that saw England progress to the World Cup quarter-finals. England will play Sweden at 2am Sunday in their quarter-final match.

    Halting Iranian oil export is an illusion: Jahangiri

    Oil briefly touched $75 a barrell on Tuesday before retreating following the news of the Saudi government decision. Iran is India's third-largest oil supplier behind Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
    What Could Samsung Do To Make The Next Galaxy Tab More Exciting?

    What Could Samsung Do To Make The Next Galaxy Tab More Exciting?

    Jio users can avail instant cashback of Rs 2,750 which will be credited to their MyJio account on recharges of Rs 198 and Rs 299. An FCC filing, has revealed specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9; notably that the S-Pen features Bluetooth LE.
  • Neymar urged to stop acting, win title to get FIFA award

    Neymar urged to stop acting, win title to get FIFA award

    Kompany, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard have won the Premier League eight times between them. I just have to play football, help my team, I came to win, not for something else.
    Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score

    Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score

    Australia sits on top of the table with two victories from two matches after it also defeated Pakistan by nine wickets on Monday. Australia finished their 20 overs on 2-229, setting Zimbabwe a target they were never going to chase down.
    Suarez hails Cavani's contribution ahead of quarter-final

    Suarez hails Cavani's contribution ahead of quarter-final

    Les Bleus finally showed what they're capable of with a fantastic attacking display in a 4-3 last-16 defeat of Argentina . They share the same number of Ballon D'or's with five apiece and both have incredible goal records in Spain and Europe.
  • Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs

    Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs

    However, first he'll have to battle out last year's runner-up Carmen Cincotti , who scarfed down 60 in 2017. According to Major League Eating , Chestnut is ranked number one in the world for competitive eating.
    Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018

    Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018

    Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina's Guido Pella. Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child.
    Kawhi Leonard doesn’t want to play with LeBron James

    Kawhi Leonard doesn’t want to play with LeBron James

    If the Lakers are able to acquire Leonard - which they must do given what happened with Paul George - life would be changed. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game.
  • Why Brazil vs. Belgium Could Be the 'Best Game of the Tournament'

    Why Brazil vs. Belgium Could Be the 'Best Game of the Tournament'

    However, Brazil did beat Belgium in the 2002 World Cup Round of 16 en route to its fifth, and most recent, world championship. Invariably the link-man for De Bruyne at City, Fernandinho will look to quell the 27-year-old's influence at the Kazan Arena.
    Netflix is testing a high-end Ultra service package

    Netflix is testing a high-end Ultra service package

    The ever-expanding company, which is now led by CEO Reed Hastings, has 125 million memberships in 190 countries. In the U.S., Netflix only offers three plans: $7.99 for Basic, $10.99 for Standard and $13.99 for Premium.
    When Trump meets Putin, United States News & Top Stories

    When Trump meets Putin, United States News & Top Stories

    Trump's 3rd set of meetings with Putin after the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017 and the APEC Summit in Da Nang, in November 2017. In early June, Russia promised "consequences" in response to Norway's plan to more than double the presence of U.S.

Comments

Latest news

Thai Navy SEALs use Facebook for nail-biting updates on cave rescue mission
Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the risky mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach earlier on Sunday. Expert divers worked together to rescue guide the boys out through the narrow passageways of the cave.

Former Pakistan PM gets 10 years for corruption, daughter sentenced to seven
His daughter Maryam Nawaz has been awarded seven and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar one year imprisonment in the case. The case is connection with several high-profile properties brought by the Sharif family in London in mid-1990s.

Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64
Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where as a football quarterback he was named an All-American. This announcement comes as a shock to all of us here at RT America", said the channel's official statement.

Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign
When he started looking into Trump's policies, Wheeler said, "I was fully on board". "I am still not interested in that". That process could take several months - and potentially drag out past this November's midterm elections.

Statue of Liberty Climber Speaks Out Against Trump Immigration Policy
Cruise operator Statue Cruises said it had to turn away more than 2,000 visitors waiting to take their tour to the famed statue. Park Police for their courtesy and professionalism, but said the government's "draconian policy" on immigration had to end.

Samsung expects second-quarter profits to miss analysts estimates
Moreover, a Chinese rumor claims that Samsung SDI is already manufacturing the batteries for the Galaxy X model. The device will employ foldable display panels, which is expected to go into mass production this summer.

Tennis Star Is 'Mrs. Williams' to Wimbledon, if Not to You
But again, I got the sense that it was a matter of years, if not months before she's going to be a champion . This year 20 women are listed under "Mrs.", according to a document provided by the WTA.

Woman's Legs Amputated Following Bahamas Boat Explosion
A GoFundMe campaign to assist with the Schaffer's medical and travel expenses has raised more than $80,000 as of Monday evening. Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.

Wildfire sweeps across northern Bay Area, claiming more than 44,000 acres
Stragglers trying to enjoy the area, despite an evacuation order, were driven out by the smoke and CalFire's admonishments to leave.

Park's title after 3-way play-off, Latest Football News
Hull has been a birdie machine this year as she ranks third on Tour in the category. "How hard was it?" I'm wearing a skirt. Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang and Michelle Wie , who would have made a nice final trio for television, never did get going.

Lopez Obrador elected Mexico’s new president with 53 per cent of vote
He said Mexico's "very strong" immigration laws could be used to help keep illegal immigrants away from the USA border. The brash U.S. leader has also threatened to tear up NAFTA, the two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

Nova Scotia adopts new heat warning system
Even those not specifically at risk are encouraged to stay inside or in the shade, and to limit outdoor activity in the heat. The Atlantic region's heat wave is expected to break midweek, and Southern Ontario's should only last until Friday.

Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week
The last goal they conceded before Pepe's equaliser was in a friendly against Austria in November 2017. Pele remains the youngest ever among them, though, at 17 years, 244 days during the 1958 semi-final.

Austria says to 'protect' its borders after German migrant deal
As the CDU and CSU parties hunkered down in Berlin and Munich, leaders on both sides sought to clarify what was a stake. But in comments to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, he complained that he was in an "inconceivable" situation.

This time it could be coming home: Fans roar on England
England had looked bereft when Colombia drew level in the dying seconds of a match that had long since escaped the control of the referee.

Other news