President Donald Trump has narrowed down his shortlist for nominees to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, plus a last-minute addition. Justice Kennedy announced he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, effective July 31, 2018.
The three previously known potential nominees on the shortlist are as follows:
Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Vice President Mike Pence also met with the three judges on the shortlist, and will sit down with President Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey to compare notes and discuss the decision.
But People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) has learned about a fourth rollout package that has been created for Judge Thomas Hardiman.
Judge Hardiman is on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pennsylvania and is undoubtedly a pick that would please conservatives. Some conservative groups are also pushing for President Trump to announce the nominee on Friday, rather than on Monday.