President Trump’s SCOTUS List Down To Final Three
by Molly Prince
President Donald Trump has narrowed down his list of potential Supreme Court nominations to three candidates.
With four days remaining until Trump makes an expected selection announcement, his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy is down to three federal appeals judges: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, reported The Associated Press.
The candidate interview process is complete as of Thursday morning, according to Fox News. Trump has personally interviewed at least six of his list’s 25 individuals, speaking to one of the candidates twice.
Fox New’s John Roberts tweeted of the short-list. Kethledge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are the apparent front-runners.
.@FoxNews is told that @realDonaldTrump has completed the interview process for his @USSupremeCourt pick. Raymond Kethledge and Brett Kavanaugh are said to be the front-runners to replace Justice Kennedy. Announcement Monday night.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) July 5, 2018
Since Kennedy’s retirement was first announced, Kavanaugh has been considered the most likely choice. However, there has also been an anti-Kavanaugh campaign among some conservatives stemming from concerns regarding his record and ties with former President George W. Bush.
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