Alabama Democrat keeping an open mind on Trump's SCOTUS pick

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Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

An official said Thursday that Trump had completed his scheduled interviews for potential nominees.

Trump tweeted later Sunday that he was looking forward to the announcement and said an "exceptional person will be chosen!" Have not made it final.

"I'm very close to making a final decision".

Mr. Trump was asked Sunday how many names he was considering and said, "Let's say it's the four people".

Hatch demurred when asked by reporters whether Trump is nominating Kavanaugh.

But that doesn't mean Hardiman is out of the mix.

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Support for nomination: Barrett also served as a law clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is beloved by conservatives. I am thinking of that person, but I will announce it on prime time TV at the White House. "So, he would be the easy pick". Though Kennedy is a conservative, he was often a swing vote on big decisions, such as same-sex marriage, abortion and affirmative action.

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Kethledge also was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, says it's "extremely disappointing" that some Democrats have made clear they'll oppose the nominee even before the president announces his choice.

"This is the moment conservative women have been waiting for - the chance to return justice and constitutional limits to the nation's highest court", Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, said in a statement in June. Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. 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.

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The source described Kavanaugh now as "a little risky" because of that, "and - perhaps, in the end - too establishment for DJT [Donald J. Trump]".

Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them". They point to narrow aspects of an opinion he wrote on the Affordable Care Act, for example.

Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year. In that hearing, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said that religious "dogma" lived loudly in her. Feinstein faced backlash and criticism, especially from Catholic leaders who accused her of being anti-Catholic. Hardiman, who drove a cab as he worked his way through college, was in the running for the seat that eventually went to Gorsuch.

Over the weekend, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, reportedly told Trump that Kethledge and Hardiman likely face the fewest obstacles in the confirmation process. She no longer hears cases. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade.

Kavanaugh, 53, has served on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006.

The president will unveil his choice from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.

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In a 2013 law review article, Kavanaugh wrote that after seeing firsthand the many hard duties that a president encounters, he thinks that presidents should operate free from the threat of civil suits, such as the sexual harassment suit that led to President Clinton's impeachment, and that presidents should also be free from criminal investigations. Because of all that and his demeanor, the monastic Kethledge is referred among White House aides, Time notes, as "Gorsuch 2.0".

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