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A top GOP senator offered a potentially massive clue about the identity of Trumpís SCOTUS pick
http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | July 7,2018 | Joe Perticone

Posted on 07/07/2018 11:41:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch may have offered a clue about who President Donald Trump will nominate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, days ahead of the planned announcement on Monday.

In a Friday op-ed article for Deseret News, a prominent newspaper in Hatch's home state of Utah, the longtime Republican lawmaker wrote a defense of the coming nominee amid a highly polarized and evenly split Senate.

"Too much is at stake to allow politics to corrupt the Supreme Court confirmation process," Hatch wrote. "That's why in the coming weeks, I will lift heaven and earth to see the president's nominee across the finish line."

The op-ed was notable for one reason: Hatch referred to the nominee using the pronouns "her" and "she."

“Just as he did with Neil Gorsuch, the president has promised to nominate an impartial judge, a wise and seasoned jurist committed to upholding the Constitution at all costs," Hatch wrote. "But no matter they can to paint her as a closet partisan, if not an outright extremist."

He added: "As the senior member of the Judiciary Committee, I will fight to keep jurisprudence as the sole focus of our confirmation hearings. And I will devote all my energies to ensuring that we confirm the kind of Supreme Court justice America needs: a justice who says what the law is, not what she wants it to be; a justice who calls balls and strikes instead of swinging for the fences; a justice whose foremost allegiance is to the American people and to the Constitution."

Trump's shortlist of potential nominees has been narrowed down to just a few candidates. Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit court judge, is the only woman on the list at the moment.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; amyconeybarrett; anthonykennedy; deseretnews; doasearchnexttime; neilgorsuch; orrinhatch; scotus; search; utah
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1 posted on 07/07/2018 11:41:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Maybe one of the male Judges goes by She-Her./s


2 posted on 07/07/2018 11:45:12 AM PDT by heights
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I would love it if she got the nod!


3 posted on 07/07/2018 11:47:09 AM PDT by Mercat (I drink. I know things and I’m basically not a very nice person.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I have not seen yet, anything on her 2nd amendment credentials.


4 posted on 07/07/2018 11:48:41 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: NKP_Vet

Before Orrin Hatch could give a clue he would have to get a clue.

My bet is that some editor randomly changed the pronoun for any unknown third person from “he” to “she” for political correctness.


5 posted on 07/07/2018 11:57:37 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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To: Mercat

“I would love it if she got the nod!”

Same here. However, according to some of the talking heads, I know I know, she needs more time on the appellate court. The heads are saying she may get the nod the next go round.


6 posted on 07/07/2018 12:00:23 PM PDT by snoringbear (W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: NKP_Vet
24/7 news cycle mandates that we have massive speculation rather than just waiting for the Presidents announcement on Monday.
7 posted on 07/07/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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To: snoringbear

Problem is there might not be a next go around.


8 posted on 07/07/2018 12:08:31 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Man without God descends into madness")
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I think Barrett, Kavanaugh or Kethridge could go wobbly.

They all have red flags.

My choices include:
Erick Erickson (Amendment II man & prolific writer)
Kirstjen Nielsen (workable border security & person who experienced the wrath of international socialists)
Noel Francisco (Solictor General: federal attorney for Supreme Court cases)

One might look to the State Supreme courts too.


9 posted on 07/07/2018 12:09:03 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: NKP_Vet

Hatch may just be having the left spend time and effort to fight a phantom.


10 posted on 07/07/2018 12:11:17 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: Brian Griffin; NKP_Vet; All

What about Judge Thomas Hardiman?

He, along with Judge William Pryor, were the three finalists, in PDJT’s nominee to replace Scalia.


11 posted on 07/07/2018 12:12:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Brian Griffin

Erick Erickson are you out of your cotton picking mind? Not no but Hell Ho.


12 posted on 07/07/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: NKP_Vet

Those that know aren’t talking, those that talk don’t know.


13 posted on 07/07/2018 12:13:45 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: heights

Well, they do all wear long, flowing, black robes.


14 posted on 07/07/2018 12:24:33 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Hamilton)
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To: NKP_Vet

I hope its Amy Barrett.


15 posted on 07/07/2018 12:55:53 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: Brian Griffin

That’s the funniest post I’ve read in weeks!


16 posted on 07/07/2018 1:20:42 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I’m just completely tired of Orin’s mealy mouth. Go away. But Utah follows with the Mittster? OMG! Worse than Arizona’s picks.


17 posted on 07/07/2018 1:32:36 PM PDT by shalom aleichem ("Why is struck/stroke still employed?")
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I’m just completely tired of Orin’s mealy mouth. Go away. But Utah follows with the Mittster? OMG! Worse than Arizona’s picks.


18 posted on 07/07/2018 1:32:45 PM PDT by shalom aleichem ("Why is struck/stroke still employed?")
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“potentially massive clue”

lol


19 posted on 07/07/2018 1:32:57 PM PDT by Eddie01
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I don’t see it as anything at all, it’s not exactly a secret that Trump is considering at least one women in his top tier, so why wouldn’t the Senator say he or she? I don’t think that hints at anything we didn’t already know...


20 posted on 07/07/2018 1:45:43 PM PDT by apillar
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