The shortlist is widely rumored to include U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of IN; U.S. Appeals Court Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania; U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, who formerly clerked for Kennedy; U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI; and U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky, according to the Washington Post. Mike Lee, R-Utah - and openly lobbying against another one of Trump's top contenders.
The President teased his potential pick on social media before the Fourth of July holiday, saying "I interviewed 4 very impressive people yesterday".
"Lee safeguards Trump's Supreme Court legacy for all time, because there is not a single soul out there who can doubt that he would remain true to the convictions he has fought for his entire life", Cruz said.
"Perhaps the most consequential issues at stake in this Supreme Court vacancy are affordable health care and a woman's freedom to make the most sensitive medical decisions about her body", Schumer wrote in a New York Times op-ed earlier this week.
Lee is a known conservative commodity who has all the credentials. "Mike Lee. I think he would be extraordinary". "We're going to hit a home run", said Trump.
For the right, the blueprint is the successful Senateconfirmation of the conservative justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in 2017 to succeed the late Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has told colleagues he may not vote for Kavanaugh if the judge is nominated, citing Kavanaugh's role during the Bush administration on cases involving executive privilege and the disclosure of documents to Congress, said a person familiar with Paul's conversations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
The fact that Lee is a Senator means that he could, possibly, be voting on his own confirmation as a Justice, if he were to become the nominee.
"One thing that many people say is he does not appear to be part of the Washington swamp, and he is not one of the East Coast elites", said University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias.
Hardiman has served on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, after being appointed by President George W. Bush and winning unanimous approval in the Senate. Former House speaker and Trump ally Newt Gingrich tweeted Monday: "Judge Amy Coney Barrett would make an outstanding Supreme Court Justice".
The New York Democrat reportedly warned Mr. Trump not to nominate a justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that granted women the right to an abortion.
For example, if an astronaut says 'I miss my family, ' the robot will respond with a more compassionate tone and offer to help. Infused with artificial intelligence, the floating bot is reminiscent of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey , but far less evil.
If you're unfamiliar with soccer - Brazilian soccer in particular - you likely were very concerned for Neymar's safety Monday. Brazil are in for a tough battle against Mexico , with the victor of their last-16 tie set to play either Belgium or Japan.
The North Koreans should know what to expect in these meetings, Nauert added: "We've had very clear conversations with them". Asked whether Bolton would join Pompeo for the trip to Pyongyang, she said, "Not to my awareness".
If James decides to stay with the Cavs , no one on the roster would be untouchable from a trade perspective, according to Vardon. The only problem was they got swept by the Warriors, and James appeared to be mulling free agency before the series even ended.
In mainland China, where the OnePlus 6 runs HydrogenOS, the company has pushed the HydrogenOS 5.1.10 update to the users. As usual, a new color finish revealed a new set of technical challenges that the company had to tackle.
On Tuesday morning, CAL FIRE said flames had devoured 70,000 acres of tinder-dry grass, brush and oak, and is 5% contained. The west end of the 72,500-acre fire spent Monday afternoon creeping down to the east shore of Lake Berryessa.
The 34-year-old Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and nearly won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev. Meanwhile, Iniesta will be hanging up his boots following Spain's elimination loss to Russian Federation .
The companies said they didn't ask users about reading their emails because such language is "covered" by their user agreements. Last year Google assured that it would stop scanning emails and ensure complete privacy of its users.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said this week Europe has guaranteed that Tehran will be able to sell its crude. That raises the odds of a much more serious outage from Iran than previously expected.
As the reptile lunged at her, Golden Retriever Todd jumped to her aid. "He for sure saved me from being bitten", Godwin said. Popular Twitter account We Rate Dogs even posted a message praising the pup to its 7 million followers.
Records tumble as Aaron Finch smashes 172 … in 20 overs
Australia carried on from where they left off against Pakistan on Monday after opening their campaign with a nine-wicket victory. Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar raced through four overs conceding just 16, while Andrew Tye's seamers were even more effective.
Neymar stars as Brazil prove too much for gallant Mexico
But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions. First, Jesus scuffed his close-range volley wide, and then Coutinho flashed an effort well over from 20 yards out.
Southgate backs Delph's decision to go home for birth
I thought they had the better controlled possession, and the better chances in the first half", said Soutgate. France's Just Fontaine holds the all-time record with an astonishing 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup .