Judgment day for law on abortion as Trump nominates Supreme Court judge

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"An exceptional person will be chosen!" tweeted the President.

After weeks of speculation, President Donald Trump will announce his pick Monday to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Trump has spent the weekend discussing his options with allies and will announce his pick at 9 p.m. EDT Monday from the White House. Let's say it's the four people. Every one, you can't go wrong.

All of the candidates are relatively young and could help shape legal doctrine on the high court for decades to come.

Yet the focus on abortion fails to do justice to the sweeping changes that could be unleashed over time by a solidly conservative court.

"I am concerned that he's making it like a game show", Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told ABC's "This Week". "Whoever is nominated, whoever he or she is, they're going to be there for a long time".

Hardiman has a tale Republicans like McConnell love: a former taxi driver from the key swing state of Pennsylvania who comes with the recommendation of fellow 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister. A self-described introvert, Kethledge co-authored a book, "Lead Yourself First", in which he talks about how some of the world's great leaders learned from solitude and quiet. In another criminal case, he wrote that police do not have to obtain a search warrant to obtain a suspect's cellphone location information.

From a reported list of 25 Supreme Court candidates, Trump said he has narrowed his choices.

Barrett, who is 46, has less of a judicial record to review, having just been nominated to the appeals court by Trump previous year.

They include Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, who would puncture the Ivy League aura that cloaks the Supreme Court since he studied law at the University of MI and not Harvard or Yale. She was a law clerk for Scalia. Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal. Dianne Feinstein said that religious "dogma" lived loudly in her.

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Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis. Barrett has said she believes life begins at conception.

"I don't think anyone should expect me to simply vote yes for this nominee, just simply because my state may be more conservative than others", Jones said.

Democrats say McConnell is being hypocritical in moving forward with the nomination.

Current position: Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to a lifetime appointment on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this past October.

Kavanaugh's time in Bush administrations, for example, could count against him with a President who is suspicious of the political establishment. He had previously worked with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton, and was involved in the Florida presidential vote recount in 2000. The opinion, written for a three-judge panel, was eventually overturned by the full court. Kavanaugh had been a law clerk for Kennedy.

Those views could have implications for independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump.

And Democrats can not even be sure of holding their line against Trump's pick. And that is a big if.

"This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee, and all four of these people are highly qualified", noted Graham. While that argument won't sway Republicans, their strategy could stiffen Democratic resolve to oppose the nominee. I'm open to voting no. "We don't know who the nominee is going to be yet", Sen. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote.

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