Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Trump's Supreme Court Nomination to Preempt TV Programming

In the course of the 2016 election, Trump made changing the face of the U.S. supreme court a key campaign pledge that was instrumental in firing up his base of right-wing conservative voters.

"This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee, and all four of these people are highly qualified-been on the court, know what they're doing, mainstream judges", Mr. "I've argued cases before the Supreme Court", Blumenthal said on "This Week".

Trump told reporters in New Jersey, where the president spent the weekend, that he expects to make a decision either Sunday night or by noon on Monday. Of those, the shortlist is understood to have boiled down to four judges from various United States courts of appeal - Amy Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said, according to ABC News.

Trump has said that he will reveal his pick this Monday, July 9 - 12 days after Kennedy announced his retirement - at 9/8c.

Per Phillips' report, one student said that he saw the pick "all over the news" and that the selection is someone who is racist. "I was a law clerk to [former Justice Harry Blackmun]". I think they're all outstanding. On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment.

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"If we put another two or perhaps three justices on". While Barrett is problematic on the abortion issue, Kavanaugh is unpopular among some Republican senators because of his track record as staff secretary under President George W Bush.

In an earlier interview on "This Week", Stephanopoulos asked Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the conservative Federalist Society to advise Trump on his Supreme Court pick, about the concern that anyone on Trump's list of potential nominees would oppose Roe v. Wade.

Leo said: "Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett have a lot of name recognition among supporters of the president, and I think that ultimately when people like them are nominated, you'll see a lot of folks line up".

"They want protections for millions of Americans against preexisting conditions to be sustained".

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