Judge Thomas Hardiman was in the Washington area Monday, but it was for a meeting on court cybersecurity — not for a prime-time introduction as President Donald Trump's choice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
It was the second time in two years that Hardiman was one of Trump's finalists. The federal appeals judge from Pittsburgh was a runner-up last year to Neil Gorsuch and on Monday to Brett Kavanaugh.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his deliberations about picking a newe Supreme Court justice.(all times local):
President Donald Trump says he is still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement nears.
Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday, making final deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club.
Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: "Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!"
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Savoring the suspense, President Donald Trump is weighing his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from the seclusion of his golf club in New Jersey, consulting with the vice president and others as he zeroes in on a nominee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has met with some of the contenders for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, The Associated Press has learned.
The meetings took place in recent days, according to a person familiar with the search process. The person did not specify which candidates Pence met with and spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday to describe the private search process.
President Trump’s list of Supreme Court candidates
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's list of candidates for the Supreme Court, posted on White House website last November:
— Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
— Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
— Charles Canady of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida
— Steven Colloton of Iowa, 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
— Allison Eid of Colorado, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON (AP) — The search for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement has begun. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll choose a replacement from "an excellent list" of 25 candidates.
Local politicos, Nebraska lawmakers react to Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court
President Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court elicited praise from Nebraska Republicans and the state's congressional delegation, while local Democrats decried the nomination of a conservative jurist Tuesday night.
Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was tapped to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last year.
Mystery and remote farm roads color Supreme Court nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret escorts. Hiding out. Back farm roads. Military jets.
All in the name of a little mystery.
President Donald Trump announced last week via Twitter that he'd name his choice to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat on Tuesday. With that, the race was on to find out which of his short-listers made the cut.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday will make his pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court after teasing the announcement Monday on Twitter.
Trump is trying to change the debate from his travel ban and the related protests at airports across the country to the open seat. The new Supreme Court justice could tip the scales on the bench for big issues like abortion and immigration.
Trump has two names at the top of his Supreme Court list: Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman.
A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday night.
Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor are the three federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates.
Trump’s justice pick to trigger intense pressure on Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new president urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to blow up longstanding rules to secure confirmation.
What happens depends in part on Trump's choice for the opening.
White House: Supreme Court choice could be announced Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Donald Trump could announce his pick for the Supreme Court as early as Monday.
Trump originally said the announcement would come on Thursday, but the official says the timeframe could be sped up.
A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court
A look at Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor, the federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by President George W. Bush, appeared on Trump's list of 21 possible choices that he made public during the campaign and has met with Trump to discuss the vacancy that arose when Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago. Trump plans to announce the nominee on Thursday.
Conservatives feel happy about Trump’s Supreme Court options
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives' wishes for the next Supreme Court justice boil down to a few words: no more Souters.
The reference is to former Justice David Souter, dubbed by a White House aide as a "home run" for conservatives when he was nominated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to replace the liberal William Brennan. As it turned out, Souter generally was a liberal vote for most of his 18 years on the court.
Trump intends to announce his Supreme Court pick on Feb. 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on Feb. 2, and three federal appeals court judges are said to be the front-runners to fill the lifetime seat held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative icon.
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Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.
A person familiar with the selection process said the three judges, all white men who sit on federal appeals courts, were on the list of 21 potential high court picks Trump announced during the presidential campaign.