Senators Who Will Likely Decide The Next Supreme Court Justice

Senators Who Will Likely Decide The Next Supreme Court Justice

"I've got it down to about five" candidates, including two women, Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he traveled to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. He indicated that he may interview one or two candidates there this weekend. The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators.

They include judges Amy Coney Barrett, 46, the most talked-about woman on the list; Thomas Hardiman, 52, the runner-up to Gorsuch a year ago; Raymond Kethledge, 51, another former Kennedy clerk; and Amul Thapar, 49, a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The organization describes itself as conservatives and libertarians who believe the separation of government powers is central to the Constitution that the duty of the judiciary is to say what the law is, not what it should be. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, in 1988. "It's a great group of intellectual talent. they are generally conservative", Trump said.

Among Trump's counselors is Leonard Leo, who is taking a leave of absence as executive vice president of the Federalist Society to serve as an outside adviser in the selection process. The only name Trump mentioned was U.S. Sen.

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In the run-up to selecting Gorsuch, Trump met with three contenders and White House officials vetted several more. Two key Republican women, Collins and Sen. Trump is also considering Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar, who could become the first Indian American to serve on the Supreme Court. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, filed in after Donnelly.

"What do you think?"

"Political speeches are just that, but the next day, I'm ready to get to work", Heitkamp said in a statement following a private meeting with the president.

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It's not certain who has made the president's shortlist, but many outlets have reported that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, is the frontrunner.

"Overturning Roe" will stay the rallying cry on both sides of the issue, but the antiabortion movement's legal strategists plan to stick to their highly successful strategy of chipping away at abortion rights in the states, they told The Post.

Headlines this week were dominated by news that Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote on the Supreme Court, will retire next month and that a man has been charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.

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