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President Donald Trump poised to announce US Supreme Court nominee

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Kenny Thornton | 11 July, 2018, 02:21

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to get whoever President Trump chooses through their Senate confirmation and onto the Supreme Court before November.

Trump says Kavanaugh has "impeccable credentials and unsurpassed qualifications". He is among the best and brightest jurists on the appellate courts with a reputation of being fair and impartial in his decisions.

Kavanaugh has served as a federal appeals court judge who comes as a somewhat more reserved choice among Trump's previously announced short list of nominees. having at time dissented from the Republican party on certain issues, including the Affordable Care Act. The president was gleeful when Gorsuch's name didn't leak out early. The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump found Kethledge a little boring and anxious about his record on immigration.

"I'm getting very close to making a final decision", Trump said. The court could also be called upon to render judgment on issues of personal significance to Trump and his administration including matters arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia-related investigation and several civil lawsuits pending against Trump. "He has a track record that demonstrates his talents and his judicial philosophy". "Any one of them would make a good justice on the Supreme Court, and I think it's going to be tough for the Democrats to face that".

According to The Associated Press, Sen.

Continuing from the podium Monday evening, Kavanaugh said that he was "deeply honored" to be nominated to serve as Kennedy's replacement - Kavanaugh served as a clerk for Kennedy in the past. He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators.

Outside the Supreme Court on Monday night, hundreds of people protested heatedly over Kavanaugh's nomination. But they, too, are facing pressure to back Trump's second high court pick.

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"This is the moment conservative women have been waiting for - the chance to return justice and constitutional limits to the nation's highest court", Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, said in a statement in June.

Cong. Adam Schiff pointed out the president picked someone who doesn't believe the president should be subject to criminal investigations. A source familiar with the process said Trump has made his choice.

Some conservatives lobbied against him, worrying that his upbringing in the suburbs of D.C. could mean he'll be the kind of justice who has disappointed conservatives before. Libertarians will also point out that Kennedy joined the majority opinion that unleashed the forces of eminent domain abuse in Kelo v. City of New London (2005).

"Thirty years ago, President Reagan nominated Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court". At Politico, Sherrilyn Ifill contends that in this anniversary year, "anyone whose record does not show a demonstrated commitment to the Constitution's core guarantees of equality and liberty for all should be soundly defeated". "I look forward to conducting a thorough and objective review of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination over the coming weeks".

Trump is also believed to be studying Brett Kavanaugh, 53, of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and a Yale Law School graduate.

On Monday, Trump phoned retiring Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat.

Trump's pick will cement a 5-4 majority on the court for conservatives who could quite possibly dominate for a generation and, combined with his aggressive efforts to appoint judges to other federal courts across the country, ensure that the imprint of his contentious presidency will endure long after he has left office. "If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law", Kavanaugh said.

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