Republicans Optimistic Senate Will Confirm Any of Trump's Supreme Court Picks

President Trump arrives at a rally in Great Falls Mont. on Thursday

Leonard Leo, a vice president at the Federalist Society who is on leave to assist Mr. Trump, said the chance to nominate a second jurist in two years is the president's prize for making the Supreme Court a major selling point in the 2016 presidential race.

In anticipation of Trump filling the vacancy left by the retiring Anthony Kennedy - widely considered to be the court's "swing vote" - with a judge thought to have more conservative bona fides, many outside advocacy groups are already bracing for what will likely be a contentious confirmation battle.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Raymond Kethledge, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman are all in the running as final candidates.

"I will oppose the nomination the President will make tonight because it represents a corrupt bargain with the far Right, big corporations, and Washington special interests", Casey said in a statement.

Democrats are certain to press Trump's latest nominee on views toward the most divisive of topics: the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, a decision some conservatives - particularly conservative Christians - have long wanted to overturn. Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down past year. "And I think of the four people I have it down to three or two".

Demand Justice said last week that it planned to spend $5 million on ads in opposition.

Trump previous year appointed Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. But a woman's right to choose may be at the center of the Senate's confirmation hearings.

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Graham said.

Egypt jails tourist for Facebook post
Mazbouh fiercely criticized the way she had been treated, claiming she was "harassed by taxi drivers and men in the street". Mona's lawyer Imad Kamal said that ten years ago she underwent brain surgery, then it's hard for her to cope with anger.

The White House said Trump has interviewed four potential picks, all of whom are federal appeals court judges.

A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother.

"I'm very confident with this president's enthusiasm and with Leader [Mitch] McConnell's enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed", Leo told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

The president and White House officials involved in the process have fielded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against specific candidates since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer.

None of the judges named is older than 53, meaning any of them could sit on the court for several decades, allowing Trump to make a lasting imprint on the nation's laws. "And I expect we'll do that on sort of a normal timetable of a couple of months". Barrett was appointed by Trump to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago.

Current position: Judge on the the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia.

He recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to get an abortion. Susan Collins, of ME, to speak out, told Stephanopoulos last week that a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade "would not be acceptable", because it indicates an "activist agenda" she didn't want to see in a judge. He is seen as supporting originalism, an interpretation of the Constitution along the lines of its meaning at the time of enactment.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:28
Amazon Prime Day is almost upon us, marking your best chance to nab a bargain in the long summer months before Black Friday . Amazon Prime Day is a yearly shopping event in which Prime subscribers have access to deals across Amazon's retail site.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top "Sacha Baron Cohen Stars in 'Who Is America?" for Showtime
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:23
It is with heavy hearts and sober minds that we must report Sacha Baron Cohen is back on his bullshit. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is Meghan Markle Growing Out Her Signature Hair Style?
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:13
She also wore a Givenchy creation during her first solo day out with the Queen when the two visited Cheshire. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Starbucks phasing out plastic straws by 2020
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:09
A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws. As for the "strawless lids", Starbucks is already using them in about 8,000 select stores around North America.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:37
OK?" "We're certainly hoping that this trade dispute is temporary", said Brian Watkins, a 56-year-old farmer from Kenton, Ohio. The president upped the stakes on Thursday, saying the amount of goods subject to tariffs could rise to more than $500bn.

England fans slammed by police as 'disgraceful' after win
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:30
A group of England fans smashed the windscreen of an ambulance auto as celebrations got out of hand at London's Borough Market. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia advanced to the semi-finals in 1962 without a player aged 26 or over scoring for them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What We Learned From Ant-Man and the Wasp
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:10
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took 3rd place with $28.5 million, bringing its worldwide take to just over a billion dollars. In the U.S. , the movie pulled in $ 76 million , making it the 20th consecutive Marvel film to open #1 at the box office.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rudy Giuliani blasts Mueller's team and bets on anti-Trump texts
Jul 09, 2018 - 18:47
"We can't find an incriminating anything and we need a basis for this investigation", Giuliani said on ABC's This Week . Giuliani told NBC's Meet The Press . "We've been through everything on collusion and obstruction", Giuliani said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Take a selfie with God and I will resign: President Rodrigo Duterte
Jul 09, 2018 - 18:32
Roque said he met with around 18 bishops on Sunday evening in a dinner hosted by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Duterte refused to apologize for his comments, saying that "your God is not my God because your God is stupid ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Craig Dawson hands in West Bromwich Albion transfer request
Jul 09, 2018 - 17:44
Johnstone spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and has also had spells at Scunthorpe, Walsall, Doncaster, Yeovil and Preston. WEST BROMWICH ALBION have signed goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from Manchester United on a four-year deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nirbhaya case: Rapists to hang as SC dismisses review pleas
Jul 09, 2018 - 16:48
AP Singh, the lawyer for the convicts told ANI , "The sentence was upheld due to public and political pressure". The case led to the amendment of the Criminal Procedure Code to make rape punishable with the death penalty.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Political head butting: Prime Minister and Ontario Premier meet
Jul 09, 2018 - 16:44
The province has already committed $3 million to the Red Cross and offered up the 800 spaces that these people now occupy in college dorms, she said.

Kylie Jenner reveals on Instagram she removed lip filler
Jul 09, 2018 - 16:39
Another stated: "You look awesome, fresh , young and handsome with your natural self". "I love that", one fan wrote. Simon Ourian, a cosmetic surgeon who worked on Jenner, told Page Six in September.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South Korea’s Moon Jae begins India visit, economic ties in focus
Jul 09, 2018 - 16:24
Samsung said last year it will spend 49.2 billion rupees ($716.57 million) over three years to expand capacity at its Noida plant. India attracted the highest ever foreign direct investment in the past year with inflows totalling $62 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britain's Brexit Secretary Abruptly Quits, Throwing Deal To Leave EU In Doubt
Jul 09, 2018 - 16:11
The junior Brexit minister, Steve Baker, also resigned, Downing Street confirmed Monday. The key is that Brexit is delivered properly", he told LBC Radio.