Then Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
10 July, 2018, 22:33
Conservative outside groups are standing at the ready to make the case for Trump's Supreme Court choice, whoever it may be.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to opposed Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything he has.
"A judge must be independent", he said. "He must interpret the law, not make the law". As an attorney, Kavanaugh worked for the special counsel investigating former President Bill Clinton, who was eventually impeached, and also worked for the Bush campaign during the 2000 presidential election recount.
"Judge Kavanaugh has a solid reputation as a great legal mind".
"We are close to making a decision", Trump said. "In the coming days, I will be reviewing the record and qualifications of the president's nominee". "And so I am pretty, pretty excited", said Cornyn.
The nomination sets up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.
But, all of the talk with reporters had to do with whom President Trump will pick Monday night.
To that end, Kansas Democratic Party executive director Ethan Corson was quick to blast the choice.
"She's been very clear that it's not the role of a judge to substitute religious beliefs with the rule of law", said Rick Garnett, a long-time friend and colleague of Barrett.
"If the President changes the system and opens it up to more people, then it's a different story".
Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Hardiman. Momentum appeared to be with Kavanaugh and Hardiman, though the process remained fluid. The White House prepared briefing materials on all four. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. Democrats are expected to draw from the Starr report Kavanaugh helped write to criticize Trump - the report argued a president could be impeached for lying to staff or misleading the public.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), whose leaders pushed Justice Neil Gorsuch over the finish line past year, are getting their war chests ready. That decision was later overturned.
The officials underscored that McConnell did not push any choice on the president.
Trump has been uncharacteristically circumspect about what he is thinking as the process has unfolded.
Kyl, who retired at the beginning of 2013, is a familiar face to many within the chamber. He is now a lobbyist in the Washington headquarters of Covington & Burling. He is hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.
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Three Democrats who were invited but declined were Sens.
Conservative groups like Judicial Crisis Network and American Crossroads have each pledged over $1 million in ads encouraging support or opposition to Trump's eventual nominee.
In a sign that the White House will try to pressure vulnerable Democrats to support Trump's nominee, both senators Joe Donnelly, Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota, said they were invited to the event at the White House.
He helped organize William's bachelor party and is married to an American, Holiday Inn heiress Lizzie Wilson. Prince Louis will wear a replica of a Victorian christening gown used in the baptisms of 62 royal babies .
On Friday, a former Thai Navy SEAL died while returning from an operation to deliver oxygen tanks to the cave. The boys had to travel about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) with oxygen tanks, tethered to cave divers to exit.
The HPRA says not all valsartan medicines are affected and is reassuring patients that other treatments are available. National authorities in the European Union are recalling drugs containing the affected API.
Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: He went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William and his father is the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. It was a family affair for the Middletons, who all stepped out on Monday afternoon to celebrate Prince Louis' christening .
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said: "Services are now on the scene, they've been treating the patients". Emergency services said they were attending to "multiple" patients at the scene of the crash.
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi is available for selection after missing the victory against Uruguay because of suspension. France then excelled in the extra 30 minutes and goals from Bernard Genghini and Manuel Amoros led France to third place.
In several instances, reporters who learned where Pruitt would be speaking were removed from the event or denied access. The president added that on Monday, Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will step in as Acting EPA Administrator.
The first, Carl von Ossietzky, died of tuberculosis in Germany in 1938 while jailed for opposing Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. China's foreign ministry has confirmed that Liu has left the country to seek medical treatment in Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to sign with Italian champions Juventus , the Spanish club announced on Tuesday. One of the greatest soccer players in the history of the sport is packing up and heading to a new team.
Netflix also recently released its first show produced in India, Sacred Games . Today Netflix announced a new download feature called Smart Download .
Belgium Face France, Eye Maiden World Cup Final Spot Read In
And ahead of France meeting Belgium for a spot in the World Cup final, SPORTbible have combined for two teams in a fantasy XI. In France's World Cup opener against Australia, he let a long shot go past him and watched in relief as it hit the crossbar.
Trump pardons OR cattle ranchers in land dispute
For decades, land rights has been a thorny issue in western U.S. states, where the federal government owns most of the land. Joseph Astarita allegedly shot rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum when officers arrested leaders of the occupation.
Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned within hours of each other in protest of her plan. After that comes a visit to Finland and another high-profile summit on Monday-with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
Boris Johnson's resignation a selfish act, says Guto Bebb
Johnson quit with a resignation letter accusing May of flying "white flags" of surrender in negotiations with the European Union. But Davis said a leadership challenge would be the "wrong thing to do" and insisted he believed May was a "good prime minister".
George Clooney Injured in Motorcycle Crash in Italy
Actor George Clooney was injured on Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Sardinia, Italian news media reported. The 57-year-old was travelling to the set of his new TV show Catch 22 in Costa Corallina when a auto turned and struck him.
Former Arsenal Star Emmanuel Eboue Arrested
Police said a man has been detained on suspicion of arson and malicious communications outside a home in Enfield. A spokesman later added: 'He has since been released with no further action in respect of the arson allegation.
George Clooney injured in Italian scooter crash
Clooney allegedly said that he was "fine" and that he would continue filming his Catch-22 mini-series in a few days. Clooney is in Sardinia to film a miniseries based on Joseph Heller's book " Catch 22 ", the news agency said.