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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 11:11 AM

Federalist Society's Leonard Leo showers Trump with praise over how he's handling SCOTUS pick



"Ahhhh...Bach." (Little in-joke for my fellow M*A*S*H fans)

According to the Post, Trump wants a nominees who is “extraordinarily well qualified” and who earned their degree at an Ivy League university—namely Harvard or Yale. As the Post reports, Trump “also wants to see a portfolio of solid academic writing, though this adviser acknowledged Trump does not care to read it; he simply wants to know it exists.”

“This president had a vision,” Leonard Leo, who advises the president on judicial nominees, told the Post. “He did something entrepreneurial and different. He had a very clear sense of what he wanted, he spent a lot of time asking questions about [the late] Justice [Antonin] Scalia and Justice [Clarence] Thomas and other members of the court, and he got to know Justice Kennedy a little bit. I have been really impressed with how he conducted this process. He’s in control of it.”

Trump himself described Supreme Court nominee selection as the most important decision he can make “outside of war and peace.”

“We have a pick to come up,” Trump said at a campaign rally Wednesday night. “We have to pick a great one. We have to pick one that’s going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. We need intellect. We need so many things to go. You know, there’s so many elements go into the making of a great justice of the Supreme Court. You’ve got to hit every one of them.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-asked-extensive-files-supreme-court-candidates-advisors-admit-not-care-read-report/

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 11:37 AM

1. Trump isn't "handling" anything.

He will put forth whatever name/names McConnell tells him to pick.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 11:48 AM

2. said the fox to the hawk,

 

hawk says there's enough for everyone, okay!?:h uh: .. I just resist being unfair to everyone based on superficial and usually wrong, criteria. The Reich-wing must be proven again to over estimate their influence on decency and good rising as a common human goal on this pebble hurtling through space. Save the Planet. A lot of Rep. Party base shrinkage, a big clue to me. Too much to ask for?

I miss the town cryer...all is not well in this society.....there's so much distrust and duplicity, fear and hate. Jesus, Buddha, Allah! Mary, sorry. Anyone. We all feel pain. I hope we can find common ground. We areallwegot. That's all I know. vote for decency, fairness to all. Evolve, I say.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 12:35 PM

3. They made up his damn list of possibilities

It's what I've been hearing since he got into office. So they're just patting themselves on the back.

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