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A 'Supreme' show: Trump savors big reveal for court choice Trump Expected to Unveil Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night
Faye Gross | 11 July, 2018, 02:24

On the issues, Kavanaugh seems to tick numerous boxes of interest to Trump, who included him on a list of potential Supreme Court picks published by the White House in November 2017.

Lee was one of seven candidates whom Trump interviewed for the job. They've been vetted by conservative groups.

This is Trump's second nominee to the court and gives him a chance to shape the court's direction for decades to come.

An announcement from the White House is scheduled for 9 p.m EST, but Trump told reporters on Sunday that he was still working on narrowing his list, which at that point contained 25 names. "No president has ever consulted more or widely or talked to more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination".

Orrin Hatch, Utah's senior senator, called Kavanaugh "an outstanding choice". The Heritage Foundation is the nation's largest conservative think tank and has provided thousands of policy recommendations and personnel suggestions to multiple presidents and to Congress since 1975.

"Well, look. Judge Kavanaugh's really one of the most distinguished jurists in the country".

"Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", he said separately, adding later: "This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support".

"Judge Kavanaugh will bring extensive experience to the Supreme Court", Ryan's statement continued, "his long career exemplifies public service and, in particular, dedication to religious liberty".

Hatch said he is prepared for his 15th Supreme Court confirmation fight since becoming a senator.

"That issue is something that would be raised in this that could dampen to a degree, and I say to a degree, the enthusiasm", Perkins said.

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, also praised Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh, who first appeared on Trump's roster of Federalist Society-approved potential Supreme Court nominees a year ago, began his remarks by applauding Trump's "appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary". His views and dissensions, however, on health care and abortion, are more in the centre and have got him in hot water with the hard right in the past. And I voted against some based on what I heard in the hearings. That decision was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year in a landmark ruling.

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"As my friend Lindsey Graham said yesterday, he said it's as if we have four winning lottery tickets, each could be a great Supreme Court justice in their own right".

Speaking on Fox News Monday afternoon, Sen.

LEAHY: Well, I think the litmus test is what the president said.

Democrats have little leverage as they try to halt the nomination - though the court's rightward lurch could stoke liberal turnout in the midterm elections in which the House of Representatives is in play.

The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican president's party narrowly controls 51-49.

Lily Eskelsen Garcia - president of the National Education Association, a former Utah teacher of the year and former Utah Education Association president - was not pleased with Trump's selection.

In this June 1, 2006 file photo, from left to right, President Bush, watches the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by U.S.

He also has expressed a broad interpretation of what constitutes obstruction of justice, a position which could be risky if the Russian Federation investigation leads to impeachable allegations against Trump. She tweeted: "PLEASE GOD, NOMINATE KAVANAUGH, @realDonaldTrump!"

Kavanaugh is expected to meet in coming days with senators at their offices, going door-to-door in get-to-know-you sessions ahead of confirmation hearings.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes also applauded Trump's choice.

Brett Kavanaugh - Kavanaugh now serves on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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