Skip to comments.'We have to pick a great one': Inside Trump's plan for a new Supreme Court justice (Read this)
Posted on 06/30/2018 8:56:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Donald Trump is driving to execute the same playbook in selecting a new Supreme Court nominee that last year delivered swift confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House.
As Trump looks to reorient the nation's high court with a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, he has left himself little room for improvisation - in part because he has delegated and outsourced much of the spadework.
Using Gorsuch as a model, the president has said his next nominee will be chosen from a preselected list of 25 candidates, most of them already fixtures on the federal courts who have been subject to public and internal vetting.
The interview process for a half-dozen or so finalists is beginning, including private sit-downs with Trump starting this weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course, as well as sessions with White House Counsel Donald McGahn and formal FBI background checks. An announcement date has also been set: July 9, the first Monday after the July 4 holiday and the day before Trump jets to Brussels for a week-long European trip....
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McConnell was hurt deeply by Reid eliminating the filibuster and this is his payback.
If RINOs like Collins and Murkowski don't fall in line, then they need to be stripped of their committee rankings or leaderships and no pork should go to their states.
Nominate him, confirm him, tell the Dems to go to Hell, and he/she will be waiting in the wings right on August 1st to take over.
The five finalists according to Bloomberg as disseminated to other outlets of the left are a black hole on the Second Amendment and the other most important issues regarding freedoms. They’re on the list because of their dedication to more power and immunities for big corporations, police unions, etc.
Don Willett is the only one that I’ve found who has a record of opinions on those issues along with a history of being a constitutionalist.
“...following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that [the left claims] so often engulfs his White House”
Sounds like more wishful thinking from the left. Here’s more...
“...in part because he has delegated and outsourced much of the spadework [as if BO ever did ANY of his own work throughout his so-called career, including the WH].”
It’s fun to watch the Left flapdoodle over the idea that this Justice pick will somehow enable more of what they assert are Trump abuses of power because if he really does pick the sort of people he says he will they would be active impediments to abuses of power by Trump.
And that includes the abuses of power the Left has come to depend on ... which is what they are really nattering about.
President Trump is not only NOT abusing power they way they think he should do but if he gets his way they’ll not be able to as well going forward either ... and that just will not do!
“following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House ... he has left himself little room for improvisation - in part because he has delegated and outsourced much of the spadework.”
right. white house is chaotic and the only reason Trump was successful with SCOTUS appointments is because because others took over and did all the work ...
no bias here ...
It's time to END the east coast elitist monopoly; the club where everyone is taught by the same liberal professors.
We need someone from the American HEARTLAND.
Didn’t they say he spent 80% of his time in a secluded office watching sports on TV and playing video games while his white staffers implemented his agenda?
Pro Constitution and Pro Life!!
Very sharp observation. IMO. DJT picks a strict constitutionalist and bingo hes in a self made checkmate for abuse of power according to the founders. That has to piss off the left if or when they get back into the Peoples House.
The one gal they’re looking at graduated from Notre Dame’s law school I believe.
Could be as many as 4.
Hopefully many more given the left’s latest “idea”:
Hot New Lefty Idea: Let’s Pack the Court with Liberals as Soon as Democrats are Back in Power.
“...I havent heard this one yet from any big-name Democrats but give it time. With presidential primaries approaching, the lefts dumbest, most destructive ideas will inevitably migrate up the food chain. (Abolish ICE!) In modern American politics, turds float.
Theres been plenty of buzz about it online, where so many of those turds originate, since Kennedys announcement. Google pack the court and the hits will start rolling in Vice, HuffPost, Jacobin, plus a smattering of lesser-known sites. The plan has some respectable support too, of course. Whenever a truly terrible idea is swirling among progressives, theres always an academic somewhere willing to defend it.
...calling for a 15-seat Court instead of the 11-seater commonly being recommended this week. If youre going to nuke what little is left of comity in Supreme Court nominations by embracing one of the few ideas FDR ever supported that was toxically unpopular even in his own time, might as well think big.
How moronic do you have to be to float court packing and try to build a philosophical case for it when the other side is in power.
Thanks to the filibuster, the bill would fail. But the dilemma for red-state Democrats would remain if Court-packing was still a thing when the next Democratic president took power. How do you support that and hold your Senate seat when a majority of your constituents vote Republican? You dont. And as that fact dawned on the party, theyd inevitably abandon the Court-packing scheme and get excited instead about filling some Court seats themselves as vacancies inevitably opened up. This is a tantrum, nothing more, by a wing thats frightened about the Courts constitutional future.
When Trump issues them, they describe him as a dictator.
Democrats want a dictator as long as long as the dictator is their guy.
“Didnt they say he spent 80% of his time in a secluded office watching sports on TV and playing video games while his white staffers implemented his agenda?”
Exactly what I was thinking of. Remember he declared he wanted socialized medicine and then showed up a year later and was upset the website didn’t work? Total dimwit. Never did any of the work. Can’t even check the work in progress.
Four beyond these two? Sotomayor is a type 1 diabetic and several of the others are old.
I think you’re spot on.
I think I read 4 total.
If Trump fills all these seats with 45-55 year olds there won’t be vacancies until Barron takes his place. LOL
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