Much of President Donald Trump’s administration has been shambolic and unpredictable. But his orderly judicial nominating process has produced the results he promised. Future presidents of both parties should copy his innovations, especially picking Supreme Court nominees from a pre-determined list. This system ensures voters know what they’re getting on courts when they cast a vote for president. Trump’s hype machine has also brought a welcome increase in attention to the court. President Donald Trump was forced to innovate the Supreme Court nominating process because nobody trusted him. Conservatives doubted he lacked a commitment to conservative judicial philosophy, and/or to key policy goals they hoped to achieve through the courts. He even identified his sister – a liberal Bill Clinton appointee to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals – as his model of an ideal federal judge. Facing distrust, Trump promised to pick a Supreme Court justice from a … [Read more...] about There are 3 ways Trump has changed the Supreme Court nominating process for the better
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Judges Thomas Hardiman and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as the most likely contenders for the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump edges closer to his primetime announcement on Monday, according to a Republican who spoke to the president in the past 24 hours and a Trump adviser. Trump returned to the White House on Sunday evening from a weekend at his golf resort in New Jersey where he had been considering four finalists for the seat: Hardiman, Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett. While Trump has been known to change his mind up to the last minute, Hardiman and Kavanaugh stood out as clear front-runners after a weekend of deliberations.Story Continued Below “We haven’t excluded the other two,” said the Trump adviser, who confirmed that Hardiman and Kavanaugh are seen as the favorites as of Monday morning. The Republican close to the process called it “very unlikely” that Kethledge or Barrett would get the seat. The White House did not … [Read more...] about Trump said to narrow down Supreme Court search to 2 contenders
Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 12:45 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 With President Donald Trump scheduled to make his second pick for the U.S. Supreme Court tonight, a report Sunday suggests he is backing off from naming Michigan resident Raymond Kethledge, a judge of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The New York Times, in a story based on unnamed sources, reported Sunday that "the president appeared to lose much of his interest" in Kethledge, a judge of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals who has been considered a front-runner for the nomination. Trump is expected to announce his choice on national TV at 9 p.m. Monday. "People close to the process said the president had found him likable but comparatively dull," the report said. "And some conservatives, whose support has guided Mr. Trump’s thinking about the courts, have voiced concern about Judge Kethledge on issues like immigration, with some comparing him to Justice David H. Souter, who was … [Read more...] about Is President Trump losing interest in Michigan judge for Supreme Court pick?
President Donald Trump spoke to Sen. Mike Lee on Monday about the Supreme Court seat that will soon be vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, spokespeople for Lee and the president said Tuesday. Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement that the president spoke on the phone with Lee.Story Continued Below Earlier Tuesday, the Utah-based Deseret News reported that Lee (R-Utah) had been interviewed by Trump a day earlier. Conn Carroll, Lee’s communications director, shared a Deseret News Twitter post with that reporting and added, “Can confirm.” Trump, who met with a handful of other potential Supreme Court picks earlier this week, has said he intends to announce his nominee on Monday. Lee has been public about his interest in the position, telling a reporter last week that he would “of course” be interested in joining the Supreme Court if he were nominated. The Utah senator is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the district of … [Read more...] about Trump spoke to Mike Lee about Supreme Court seat
President Donald Trump will replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with one of 25 people from a previously released list, he affirmed Wednesday after news broke that Kennedy, the court’s longtime swing vote, is retiring. Trump said the process of nominating a justice will “begin immediately.”Story Continued Below "Hopefully, we will pick someone who is just as outstanding," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "It will be somebody from that list.” Here is a look at the 25 people Trump has said he will choose from: Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She previously clerked for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. She was appointed by Trump and confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in October 2017. She is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School. Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia in July 2012 after previously serving on the Court of … [Read more...] about Who’s on Trump’s short list to replace Supreme Court Justice Kennedy?