Conservatives line up behind possible Trump Supreme Court finalists

Trump's Supreme Court justice pick: Names of 6 candidates interviewed by president

But Judge Kavanaugh also has his defenders, among them Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union and CPAC.

President Donald Trump is nearing a decision on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a weekend of deliberation at his New Jersey golf club.

Already some very fine parsing of the potential nominees' records is taking place. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has told colleagues he might not vote for Kavanaugh because of the judge's role during the Bush administration on cases involving executive privilege and the disclosure of documents to Congress. As with with Neil Gorsuch, the justice appointed to replace the late Antonin Scalia a year ago, Trump's top candidates are selected from a list of conservative justices first drafted during the 2016 election.

LAT: So if I had to guess, I would say that it will be either Judge Kavanaugh or Judge Kethledge, which is basically a position I have taken since Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. Kethledge attended the University of MI for both undergraduate and law school.

Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51, is widely touted as "Gorsuch 2.0" - he and the Supreme Court's newest justice are fishing buddies and share a similar judicial philosophy. He is based in MI. He remembers hoping Bush had settled on the other guy, Judge Emilio Garza of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill Thurgood Marshall's seat on the high court. "Judges are not supposed to re-write the law, re-invent the Constitution or substitute their own opinions for the will of the people expressed through their laws". He went through it in 2017, after which he was named to the Sixth Circuit courts of appeal, a high court one rung below the Supreme Court.

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The White House has declined to comment on the prospect, maintaining that the U.S.is continuing to make progress with the nation. Responding to the report , Trump said, "I think they (North Koreans) are very serious about it (denuclearisation)".

"The key insight", Sutton concluded, "is that no government may permanently deny rights based on generalizations stemming from classifications about any individual who once was institutionalized".

Fox reports Kavanaugh, Kethledge and Barrett are now the front-runners.

Trump has enjoyed teasing details of his process in recent days, saying Thursday that he was down to four people and "of the four people, I have it down to three or two". The starting point was a short list with the names of 25 potential nominees. Kavanaugh would have delayed the teen's abortion, in line with the Trump administration's position, but another judge would have gone farther and declared that, as someone who is in the USA illegally, the teen had no right at all to an abortion.

The possibility of a solid conservative replacing Kennedy's swing vote on the nine-member court is on the minds of Democratic lawmakers and activists who fear a reversal of Roe v. Wade. And he's consulting with the vice president and others as he zeroes in on a nominee. She's only been a federal judge for about a year. As a former clerk who worked at the Supreme Court for Justice Scalia and as a Notre Dame law professor, Barrett has the necessary training, knowledge, and philosophy to serve on the Supreme Court. And she engendered some - or I should say Senator Feinstein engendered some controversy when, at Judge Barrett's confirmation hearings, she said something to the nominee along the lines of the dogma - meaning Catholic teaching - lives loudly within you.

Conservatives have rallied around Barrett, citing her right-leaning and deeply religious viewpoints. She was confirmed with 55 bi-partisan votes, one more vote than Justice Gorsuch received.

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