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The most interesting late development in Trump's Supreme Court derby

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Johnnie Parks | 10 July, 2018, 02:26

As of Friday, Kavanaugh and Barrett were the top two, but warring between their camps and questions about their potential thorniness and delays in getting confirmed is boosting the chances of Kethledge, Time reports. "And I believe this person will do a great job".

Trump is announcing his selection Monday night.

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Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. As a judge on the US Court of Appeals in Washington he has written opinions on some of the nation's most sensitive issues.

Several senators in states where Trump won big in 2016, like Jon Tester in Montana, Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Joe Manchin in West Virginia, are caught between the party's riled up liberal base and their own socially conservative voters. Ten Democrats from states that Trump won are up for re-election this fall and will be under tremendous pressure to back the president's nominee.

All three states lean heavily Republican.

Once Trump names his nominee, all eyes will shift to a handful of moderate Democratic and Republican senators.

Kavanaugh and Barrett had the inside track as of Thursday and Friday, as NPR first reported, but their supporters and opponents have gone after each other through the media and internally to the White House.

In 2017, when Hardiman was last considered for a Supreme Court seat, he had the support of the president's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry. Senate rules now requires only a majority of 51 votes to advance a Supreme Court nomination.

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She said red state Democrats like Sens.

But I'm very close to making a decision.

With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses. But he did make his pick, according to a person who was not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity.

"They know that they will not get a justice nominated if the American people know this is what they want to do", NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a call with reporters last week.

Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.

Former New Hampshire Sen.

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 probe. Both are conservative jurists in the mold of Trump's previous Supreme Court pick, Gorsuch.

There's so much at stake with Donald Trump's pick. When the announcement is made, the campaign will kick off. Some of those victories were made possible by the swing vote of Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement handed Trump a golden ideological opening. The new ad brings their total investment to $2.4 million.

Before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington, Trump said he was considering four people and that of those under consideration, "you can't go wrong".

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