Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

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Justice Kennedy, 81, recently announced his retirement from the US Supreme Court.

The only problem is, he hasn't announced his nominee yet.

According to National Public Radio (NPR), Trump has reduced the names of the potential nominees to three judges - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

Leo said that it was impossible to predict the positions of any of the leading candidates for the seat on abortion.

Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules a year ago during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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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.

Kavanaugh is said to have the inside track within the White House, including the support of White House Counsel Don McGahn, who's supervising the search.

"I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list", the CT lawmaker said on ABC just moments after Leo's interview.

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Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion organization Naral, told Fox News Sunday that Trump had changed the rules of the game.

"If all the Republicans stick together", Chris Coons, a Democratic senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, "they will be able to confirm whomever President Trump nominates".

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