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Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position

Elementary 6x11 Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position
Melinda Barton | 08 July, 2018, 20:57

And if anyone knows of a potential Supreme Court pick who would support doing this, it's Leo.

As a candidate, during the 2016 election, Trump made a list of possible Supreme Court choices. Former clerk for Justice Kennedy provides insight.

Prominent Indian-American judge Amul Thapar has failed to make it to the shortlist of the three candidates from which President Donald Trump is likely to pick his replacement for retiring US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a media report said today. In it, he predicts a nasty political battle in the Senate. McCaskill, a centrist Democrat who broke with her other red state colleagues by voting against Neil Gorsuch a year ago, insists that she has not already made up her mind to vote "no" against retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor. "But no matter the nominee's background or credentials, progressives will do everything they can to paint her as a closet partisan, if not an outright extremist". A day later, Trump interviewed three other individuals.

"As the senior member of the Judiciary Committee, I will fight to keep jurisprudence as the sole focus of our confirmation hearings", he writes.

"We take the president at his word...he is certainly the first major party nominee who went on to be president to put a litmus test on Supreme Court justices and that was to actually overturn Roe v. Wade, so we believe him", Hogue said.

Mr. Trump has reportedly narrowed his list down to four names: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Those hoping Trump will pick Barrett may be encouraged by the op-ed by Hatch, although it is unclear if how familiar he is - if at all - with Trump's thinking.