Amul Thapar Not On Donald Trump's Shortlist For US Supreme Court

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NBC, which only has American Ninja Warrior's Minneapolis qualifiers booked for this Monday, has yet to announce any tweaks to its line-up, while Fox as has been the case this summer has a disposable 9-1-1 rerun airing at 9 pm. The three others interviewed were justices Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

Trump is known to have interviewed at least seven candidates for the post, all drawn from the Federalist Society longlist.

Leonard Leo, who is advising Trump on his pick to fill the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy, said two names on the president's shortlist - Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - had less established conservative records, making it harder to line up support should they be selected.

Mr. Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after Judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016. "They're good judges. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court".

Talking to reporters travelling with him to Montana overseas Air Force One, Trump said he had interviewed some "extraordinarily talented and brilliant" people during the process.

Three red-state Senate Democrats up for re-election this year voted to confirm Gorsuch, and McConnell is hopeful they will support the next nominee.

The US President has chosen prime time to make the announcement.

"The Republicans control the votes in the Senate, but we have the American people on our side", he said. This will be 6.30 am IST, 10 July.

Trump, who in recent days has made mocking reference to the #MeToo movement at a rally and in private conversations, is said to be intrigued by the political statement of picking a woman. I think they're all outstanding. Those are very terrific people.

He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights.

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".

"Given their vision of a politicized judiciary, we should not be surprised when Democrats cry bloody murder at the announcement of the president's Supreme Court nominee", the retiring senator writes. "I'll give you the answer", Mr Trump said.

Barrett, who was appointed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals just past year, is the youngest of the three final candidates and is the conservative favorite.

McConnell was originally hopeful that Trump would select Amul Thapar, a federal appeals court judge who was previously on the bench in Kentucky, but has concluded that the president is unlikely to name him.

"Nobody really knows" how the next justice will vote, Leo said.

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