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Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick on Monday evening

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will announce his nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday at 9 p.m. EST.

Trump told reporters during a flight to Montana for a rally that he would make his decision by Sunday on who he wants to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring, and that he had narrowed his search to four finalists, and was focusing primarily on just two or three.

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They're pre-judging his supreme court pick in the fake news already.

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The big day has arrived, I'm sure they will hate his pick on the networks for political reasons.

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4 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

The big day has arrived, I'm sure they will hate his pick on the networks for political reasons.

absolutely. let them whine there is nothing else to say...

trump will carry the day.

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11 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

absolutely. let them whine there is nothing else to say...

trump will carry the day.

:D

Yea,  what the Dems say is meaningless since they lack the power to block the appointment,  but what women GOP Senators have to say could be meaningful if they believe the nominee could lead to RvW being overturned.   

 

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12 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Yea,  what the Dems say is meaningless since they lack the power to block the appointment,  but what women GOP Senators have to say could be meaningful if they believe the nominee could lead to RvW being overturned.   

 

think they have in the bag with pence?

:)

 

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16 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

think they have in the bag with pence?

:)

 

Pence allows the GOP to lose one GOP Senator,  but McCain might not be able to vote and therefore the GOP can't afford to lose more than one GOP Senator.    Of course all of this assumes the Dems all vote 'no'.

 

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Very folksy pick.  Maybe even more folksy than the last guy.

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Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

President Trump proposed a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here, the best reporting to date on the Supreme Court nominee.

 

July 9, 9:40 p.m. EDT
 

The Trump Administration

The 45th President and His Administration

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

 

Potential Nominee Profile: Brett Kavanaugh

SCOTUSblog, June 2018 — SCOTUSblog’s profile of Kavanaugh provides a comprehensive summary of the judge’s background, from his upbringing in the Washington area to his college and law school years at Yale to his prestigious positions in various parts of the federal government. As the profile notes, Kavanaugh was a law clerk for Kennedy, whom he has been nominated to replace. The piece offers a highlight reel of Kavanaugh’s time on the federal appeals court in Washington. Ultimately, the article concludes, Kavanaugh “brings a pragmatic approach to judging,” albeit with a serious conservative bent.

Trump’s Supreme Court Frontrunner Is the “Forrest Gump of Republican Politics,”

Mother Jones, June 2018 — This Mother Jones profile casts Kavanaugh as a consummate insider of the D.C. conservative establishment who “frequently inserted himself into high-profile political battles.”.........

New York Times, July 2018 — The Times’ Mark Landler and Matt Apuzzo take a look at Kavanaugh’s time on Starr’s team — and its implications for Trump.

Starr’s report as independent counsel, which Kavanaugh co-wrote, argues that lying to staff members and misleading the public are grounds to impeach a president for obstruction of justice. That “broad definition of obstruction of justice,” Landler and Apuzzo write, “would be damaging if applied to President Trump in the Russia investigation.” ................

https://www.propublica.org/article/who-is-brett-kavanaugh-a-supreme-court-reading-guide?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1531187127

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I thought he was going to pick the Notre Dame dame. 

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Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?

 

"WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country....

Kavanaugh has written roughly 300 opinions in his 12 years as a judge, penned several law review articles and spoken at law school and Federalist Society events across the country. Kavanaugh is a member of the conservative legal group and was on a list of potential nominees that it helped compile for Trump.

Kavanaugh already is very familiar to his prospective future colleagues on the Supreme Court, who also all have Ivy League law degrees. Several of his opinions were dissents that eventually were vindicated when Supreme Court majorities saw the issue the same way he did.....

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/born-inside-beltway-kavanaugh-part-of-gop-legal-elite

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-trump.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

A Liberal’s Case for Brett Kavanaugh

 

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. Last week the president promised to select “someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States.” In picking Judge Kavanaugh, he has done just that.

In 2016, I strongly supported Hillary Clinton for president as well as President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland. But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the most influential circuit court) and commands wide and deep respect among scholars, lawyers and jurists.

Judge Kavanaugh, who is 53, has already helped decide hundreds of cases concerning a broad range of difficult issues. Good appellate judges faithfully follow the Supreme Court; great ones influence and help steer it. Several of Judge Kavanaugh’s most important ideas and arguments — such as his powerful defense of presidential authority to oversee federal bureaucrats and his skepticism about newfangled attacks on the property rights of criminal defendants — have found their way into Supreme Court opinions.

Except for Judge Garland, no one has sent more of his law clerks to clerk for the justices of the Supreme Court than Judge Kavanaugh has. And his clerks have clerked for justices across the ideological spectrum.

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http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/06/potential-nominee-profile-brett-kavanaugh/

Potential nominee profile: Brett Kavanaugh

When then-candidate Donald Trump released his first two lists of potential Supreme Court nominees in May and September of 2016, the omission of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit drew comment. Kavanaugh had served for 10 years on a bench known as a springboard to the Supreme Court. With his impeccable academic credentials and sterling reputation in conservative political and legal circles, he seemed like an obvious choice. And his name was eventually added to the roster of possible nominees, on November 17, 2017.

No one else on the president’s current list can rival Kavanaugh for Washington credentials. He was even born in Washington, where his mother was a public-school teacher, on February 12, 1965. Martha Kavanaugh went on to become a prosecutor and later state judge in Maryland, where Kavanaugh was raised and where, like Justice Neil Gorsuch, he attended Georgetown Preparatory School. After graduating from Yale College in 1987 and Yale Law School in 1990, Kavanaugh spent two years as a law clerk, for Judge Walter Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He followed a one-year fellowship in the office of U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr with a clerkship for Justice Anthony Kennedy during October Term 1993. Kavanaugh went on to join Starr at the Office of the Independent Counsel, where Kavanaugh led the investigation into the death of Vince Foster, an aide to President Bill Clinton, and helped write the 1998 Starr Report to Congress, which outlined 11 grounds for Clinton’s impeachment. Kavanaugh was later a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he specialized in appellate law. He moved to the White House after President George W. Bush was elected and worked in the West Wing for five years, first as a counsel to the president and then as staff secretary to the president.

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Did anyone notice how crazy Bernie Sanders looked while protesting the appointment of this justice? Please pick him to run for President for the Democrats.

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27 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Did anyone notice how crazy Bernie Sanders looked while protesting the appointment of this justice? Please pick him to run for President for the Democrats.

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Look what happened to the little bird that revisited him. 

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Cause of death...sheer fright. :P

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Geoff BennettVerified account @GeoffRBennett

 
 

Source familiar tells NBC that Justice Kennedy had been in negotiations with the Trump team for months over Kennedy’s replacement.

Once Kennedy received assurances that it would be Kavanaugh (his former law clerk) Kennedy felt comfortable retiring - @LACaldwellDC & @frankthorp

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Neera Tanden 🌊Verified account @neeratanden 9h9 hours ago

 
 

Just a reminder: Justice Kennedy’s son made a billion dollars in loans to Trump from the Russia infested and sanctioned Deutche Bank.

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This person isn't going to change the court much, it will be the next justice that matters assuming it's one of the liberals.

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Y'know, this'll sound naive, but I STILL whole heartedly believe that ANY Supreme Court justice shouldn't subscribe to EITHER ideology, nor let it influence how he/she dispenses justice.  

I couldn't respect ANY SC justice who go along with being selected for appointment because one "side of the aisle" figured he's go along with being their "dupe" and not because of his legal ACUMEN. Which is why, I suppose, I did respect the outgoing KENNEDY.

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Avi @AviAhvee

 
 
. What happened in 2017 that allowed Brett Kavanaugh to suddenly repay upwards of $200,000 in debts that he'd accrued over about a decade?
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