Donald Trump urged to avoid controversial Supreme Court pick

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He met Trump at the White House soon after he told his colleagues in the Supreme Court that July 31 would be his last day at the apex court.

The only problem is, he hasn't announced his nominee yet.

A constitutional lawyer who met his wife while clerking for Chief Justice John Roberts, Hawley is in his element when he declares that McCaskill has "been wrong on every single court nominee since she has been running for the Senate or in the Senate". "It's, well let's just say it's the four people".

While it is still very early, McCaskill has the slightest edge over Hawley in RealClearPolitics' average, 45 percent to 43.3 percent. "But we're very close to making a decision".

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman appear to be the four finalists, according to the Washington Post and New York Times.

The president whittled the list from 25 names, selected and vetted by the hard-right leaning Federalist Society, after meeting the candidates individually and by talking to White House aides, conservative lawmakers and Vice President Pence.

He said Kavanaugh would be his top choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. "I'll give you the answer", Trump said. I've argued cases before the Supreme Court for them.

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Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips, who interviewed the students, said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that many people seek to quickly show their hatred for President Trump the moment they hear his name.

"It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said.

"I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two". On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment.

"Nobody really knows", he said.

"If all the Republicans stick together", Chris Coons, a Democratic senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, "they will be able to confirm whomever President Trump nominates".

"This next nomination will be the swing vote to overturn Roe v Wade and equally important to eviscerate the protections of millions of Americans who suffer from existing conditions and other healthcare rights along with workers' rights, gay rights, voting rights".

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