While Trump didn't name the four, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. But Kavanaugh went further in his dissent, saying the net neutrality rule violated the First Amendment, which he wrote "bars the Government from restricting the editorial discretion of Internet service providers". "But to me that title will always belong to my mom", Kavanaugh said.
'Democrats are going to look for any reason that they can poke at and find to try to delay this nomination, ' said White House spokesman Raj Shah Tuesday morning.
"We support that position, we think that's giving proper deference to religious rights, and we don't think that's in any way a retreat from the rights of others, so that's one area where we are pleased about", Cohen said.
Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh could create the most conservative court since the justices blocked a number of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs in the 1930s.
The official says Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.
Republicans hold a slim, one-seat Senate majority, and a party-line vote would lead to Kavanaugh's confirmation by the narrowest of margins. Kavanaugh, by contrast, has taught courses at leading law schools and published notable law review articles.
Americans for Prosperity, a conservative policy advocacy group backed by the influential Koch network, has planned a seven-figure ad campaign to support Kavanaugh, as it did previous year on behalf of Gorsuch, as well as mounting a grassroots campaign in Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. Republicans want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court and Democratic leaders like Chuck Schumer are already mobilizing against Kavanaugh. He served on the team of independent counsel Ken Starr during Starr's investigation of the Clinton White House. More than half of that was royalty payments for the books he had written. Others have seen an even deeper ulterior motive in the choice of a man who is seen as a Bush loyalist, a fact that should have put off Trump: Kavanaugh sees the United States presidency as such a unique and challenging job that he believes the White House occupant should be shielded from indictment, prosecution, or interrogation while in office. With this nomination, the balance of power on the Supreme Court could shift dramatically in our favor.
Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring from the Senate in January 2013.
Grassley, as chairman, has some discretion in ruling what can be requested. While that argument won't sway Republicans, their strategy could stiffen Democratic resolve to oppose the nominee.
He is also an enemy of former President Bill Clinton after he investigated his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
'Brett Kavanaugh spent 5 years in the Bush White House. 'It's unlikely that the Federalist Society had access to these documents during the WH outsourced vetting process, which means there may be actual revelations'.
Trump even kept his decision from lawmakers until just before his 9 p.m. announcement Monday, informing senators of his decision during a reception in the State Dining Room before his prime time address.
Those documents are also with the National Archives. Kavanaugh went to Yale and Yale Law School; every other justice now serving on the high court got his or her law degree either from Yale or from Harvard.