MI judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Posted July 09, 2018

In November, voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at precluding arguments for access to abortion under the state constitution, should the Supreme Court ever send the question of abortion back to the states.

Barrett, 46, clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Jackson added that the university's policies have been "upheld by the Supreme Court for more than 40 years", beginning with the Bakke decision.

If Trump is looking to make history, Barrett could have some appeal. If confirmed, he will be the first Indian American and Asian American, both burgeoning sections of the America population, to become a Supreme Court judge.

Conservative activists want Trump to replace him with a nominee who is more unwaveringly conservative.

Amy Coney Barrett This 2017 photo provided by the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Ind., shows Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., when the Senate Judiciary Committee considered her nomination to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

A Republican defection would turn the tables and focus attention on three Democrats seeking re-election in states that gave Trump landslides in 2016: Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and North Dakotan Heidi Heitkamp.

Trump nominated Barrett, of IN, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit IN May 2017. The future of abortion rights and gay marriage are also seen as hanging in the balance. He's been a judge on that court for more than a dozen years, where he has ruled on very important high-profile issues.

"Democrat-aligned groups are pressuring potential swing senators - especially moderate Republicans like Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins - to oppose Trump's eventual nominee, arguing in part that landmark decisions like abortion-legalizing Roe v. Wade could be at risk", write Fox News. The U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment in October and she received commission on November 2, 2017.

Hardiman's judicial chambers are in Pittsburgh, where his wife comes from a family of prominent Democrats. He is actually, interestingly enough, a longtime colleague on the 3rd Circuit with Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who happens to be Donald Trump's older sister. This hearing not only endeared her to constitutionalists and religious conservatives but revealed the strategy of her opponents to attack her religious faith.

Roughly 300 opinions in 12 years as a judge and a raft of legal articles and speaking engagements make Kavanaugh the most prolific of the prospective nominees. Both Kethledge and Gorsuch once served Kennedy as law clerks, as did Kavanaugh. He is active in his local Catholic church and as a coach for his daughters' basketball teams. "What is relevant is whether they're committed to longstanding precedent". They cite a recent case involving a pregnant teenaged immigrant in federal custody.

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 ever since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer. Kavanaugh also was a clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski, who retired abruptly previous year as allegations of sexual misconduct grew. "Republicans have run roughshod over traditions to get these Federalist Society nominees approved, and we're making sure that we communicate just how unprecedented this list is - to have specific litmus tests for Supreme Court justices".

All the three women on the US Supreme Court now - Ruth Baden Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - are liberal and support Roe v. Wade and will oppose any attempt to overturn it. Coney Barrett's vote, the columnist argued, would broad-base the opposition to it. He also has a great resume, a strong background.

Kavanaugh remains in the running, though Kethledge's stock is said to be rising. Kethledge also has first-hand experience with Congress.

Kethledge has some political experience having worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to former Sen.

At the same time, Kethledge left Washington to return to MI two decades ago. This will be the second nominee Trump will put forward.