Trump poised to announce US Supreme Court nominee

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Both sides in the increasingly acrimonious dispute took to the Sunday political talk shows at the start of what promises to be an epic tussle over the ninth seat on the nation's highest court.

Kethledge, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a former Kennedy clerk and a former in-house lawyer at Ford Motor Co. Trump is poised to make his announcement at 9 p.m. ET. He said Sunday that he hoped to have made a decision by noon Monday.

On Saturday, Trump also sent a Twitter tease, writing "Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!". For example, on the campaign trail, Trump promised his base that if he was elected he would appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

David Lat: Judge Hardiman is a judge for the 3rd Circuit based out of Pittsburgh and I think there are several things the president likes about him.

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Leo said that it was impossible to predict the positions of any of the leading candidates for the seat on abortion.

"Nobody really knows" how the next justice will vote, Leo said. "We've been talking about this for 36 years going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor, and after that you only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe". But as the first Democrat to represent his state in the Senate since 1992, Jones, who defeated scandal-plagued Republican nominee Roy Moore in a special election last December, is expected to come under considerable pressure in the Supreme Court battle.

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The candidates on Trump's shortlist are all steadfast conservatives.

One of the judges on Trump's shortlist, Amy Coney Barrett, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Donnelly's home state of in - a factor that could make the lawmaker more likely to vote in favor should Barrett be the nominee. But a woman's right to choose may be at the center of the Senate's confirmation hearings.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Trump he believes Kethledge and Hardiman might be easier for the Senate to confirm than either Kavanaugh or Barrett, The New York times reported, citing Republican officials briefed on the conversations. Trump has been struggling with Kavanaugh's association with the Bush family, however, an issue the Post calls the "Bush factor".

Trump's Monday night nomination will be his second since he entered the White House.

Barrett also clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The three senators are viewed as the Democrats most likely to break rank and support Trump's forthcoming nomination. Any Senator who is serious about protecting the environment and fighting climate change must vote against confirmation. They were all on a list of 25 names that were vetted by the conservative groups Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation. "It's about what country the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court". "I look forward to meeting the nominee in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience, judicial philosophy & perspective on access to healthcare for WVians with pre-existing conditions", Manchin said in a separate tweet.

Ginsburg was confirmed by the senate by a whopping 96 votes to 3.

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