President soon to announce SCOTUS pick, local lawmakers weigh in

Local expert speaks about Trump's Supreme Court pick

Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

While the president has been pondering his pick, aides have been preparing for a tough confirmation fight. In another criminal case, he wrote that police do not have to obtain a search warrant to obtain a suspect's cellphone location information. He is running as a Republican for the N.C. Supreme Court.

Kyl has also not held back from criticizing Trump. Since 2006, he has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington. Dianne Feinstein said that religious "dogma" lived loudly in her. Based on his opinions and published articles, Cardin says, it's clear that Kavanaugh thinks presidents should not be burdened with legal problems while in office.

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 OH, urged the Senate to "to act quickly to consider and approve" Kavanaugh's nomination.

Like NARAL, the ACLU is also hoping to convince Senator Collins and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski - the only other pro-abortion rights Republican senator - to block the nominee for being likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Trump is said to have particularly liked Hardiman's life story. He helped finance his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center by driving a taxi.

Some Republican senators had favored other options. When the court he serves on upheld a New Jersey law requiring a gun owner to obtain a permit to carry a gun in public places and to show that he has "a justifiable need" to carry the gun, Hardiman dissented, chastising the majority for upholding a law that dates to 1966 (and arguably 1924) as insufficiently long-standing.

Like Trump's first nominee past year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. It's a similar playbook to one the group followed previous year with Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Kavanaugh, 53, was first nominated to the appeals court by President George W. Bush in 2003.

In the coming year the court might have to consider Trump's powers and rights in the investigation into links between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and whether he sought to obstruct that investigation.

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In that case, Agri Processor claimed that undocumented workers were not covered by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 because a more recent law ― the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ― said it was illegal to knowingly employ them. Kennedy, a 1988 appointee of President Ronald Reagan, was the most unpredictable.

Those views could have implications for independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump.

"In a nation with over 700 sitting federal judges, many of whom were appointed by Republican presidents, it is outrageous that President Trump will nominate from a list of just 25 dictated to him by the Heritage Foundation", Casey said in a statement Monday. And that is a big if.

Kavanaugh's paper trail is one reason that McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, advised President Donald Trump to consider other nominees who could be confirmed more quickly, ensuring the final votes occur ahead of the November midterm elections, when control of Congress will be at stake. All three voted to confirm Gorsuch and are up for re-election in states that Trump won handily.

Replacing Kennedy, who is Catholic and has been on the court since 1988, with anyone who was on his list of potential nominees will probably turn the court to the right on social issues and leave it about where it is on economic issues, according to legal experts who spoke to Catholic News Service.

"I'm open to voting yes".

Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of IN were invited for the announcement. "And I think it's going to be a lovely thing to watch over the next month".

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 OH, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should follow the precedent he set two years earlier and "forgo any vote on a replacement until after the American people have had their voices heard" in this year's midterm elections.

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