Surely going on the people around him to make the right choice for the open position on the Supreme Court, Trump narrows it to three. Amy Coney, Barrett, Raymond Kethledge, and Brett Kavanaugh, leaving out what no other president has, someone they knew and trusted. Why isn’t Judge Jenne Pirro hands down the pick of the president? A friend who he can trust in a time when the people of the United States need to know integrity is being restored. In what continues to divide the nation, past presidential administrations have remained loyal to the past and not the present Trump administration. Lies under oath have shown the commitment to the side many have chosen to support, forgetting they live in a “UNITED STATES!” How many Americans know the choices Trump made? I didn’t until now. No ones perfect, but the choice should be the presidents pick and not the recommendation of another.
Kavanaugh was nominated to the Court of Appeals by President Bush in 2003. Kavanaugh is characterized as a very conservative Appellate Court justice, identified in his judicial temperament to being recognized as pro-life and “a stalwart originalist” in the tradition of Scalia and Thomas. After George W. Bush became president in 2001, Kavanaugh was hired as an associate by the White House Counsel, Alberto Gonzales. There, Kavanaugh worked on the Enron scandal, the successful nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts, and the unsuccessful nomination of Miguel Estrada. Starting in 2003, he served as Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary. In that capacity, he was responsible for coordinating all documents to and from the president.
In July 2007, Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy and Dick Durbin accused Kavanaugh of “misleading” the Senate Judiciary Committee during his nomination. Durbin and Leahy accused Kavanaugh of lying to them in his confirmation hearing when he denied being involved in formulating the Bush administration’s detention and interrogation policies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
In 2013, Kavanaugh issued an extraordinary writ of mandamus requiring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to process the license application of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, over the dissent of Judge Merrick Garland. Kavanaugh had his first date with his future wife Ashley Estes, then-personal secretary to President George W. Bush, on September 10, 2001. They were among the occupants of the White House evacuated during the September 11 attacks.
Kethledge was first nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush on June 28, 2006, to replace Judge James L. Ryan. From November 2001 to March 2006, Henry Saad had been nominated to the seat, but he had been filibustered by the Senate Democrats and later withdrew. Kethledge’s nomination lapsed when the 109th Congress adjourned in December 2006. Bush again nominated Kethledge on March 19, 2007. However, his nomination stalled for over a year due to opposition from Michigan’s two Democratic Senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow.
In April 2008, the Bush administration struck a deal with Levin and Stabenow to break the logjam on judicial nominees to federal courts in Michigan. In exchange for Levin and Stabenow supporting Kethledge’s nomination (and that of United States Attorney Stephen J. Murphy III to a district court position), Bush nominated Democratic Michigan state judge Helene White, a failed former Clinton nominee to the Sixth Circuit who had been married to Levin’s cousin at the time of her first nomination. Soon afterwards, Kethledge, White, and Murphy were granted a joint hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 7, 2008. Kethledge was voted out of committee by voice vote on June 12, 2008. On June 24, 2008, he was confirmed by voice vote, almost exactly two years after his original nomination. He received his commission on July 7, 2008. Kethledge was the eighth judge nominated to the Sixth Circuit by Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate.
Amy Coney Barrett
United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was previously a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at George Washington University Law School. Barrett spent a year as a clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1998–99. Barrett continues to teach as a sitting judge. She was a member of the Federalist Society from 2005 to 2006 and 2014 to 2017.
Amy Vivian Coney married Jesse M. Barrett, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. They have seven children: five biological children and two children adopted from Haiti. Her youngest biological child has special needs.
Pirro was the first female judge elected to the Westchester County Court prior to her election as the first female District Attorney of Westchester County. As District Attorney, Pirro gained considerable visibility in cases of domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. Pirro briefly sought the Republican nomination for United States Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2006, but dropped out to accept the nomination for New York Attorney General. Pirro lost the general election to Andrew Cuomo. During her tenure as district attorney, she repeatedly refused to reopen the murder case of Jeffrey Deskovic.
In 1990, Deskovic was falsely convicted of killing a 15-year-old girl and spent 16 years in prison before he was exonerated by DNA evidence. In October 2014 Deskovic won a $41.6 million lawsuit for his sixteen years of wrongful imprisonment. On May 5, 2008, The CW announced that Pirro would host a weekday television show to be named Judge Jeanine Pirro, part of the network’s CW Daytime lineup, with two episodes airing daily. Pirro is now the host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, which premiered in January 2011. The program airs on weekends and focuses on the big legal stories of the week.
Pirro has called for arresting individuals who work for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the election of President Trump. Pirro called for “cleansing” those government agencies of people critical to the president.
No perfection in the world and clearly there are many more that could easily be accused, but it would seem that many things that happen on the movie screens of Hollywood are from real life events.
Flashback to 2000, Pirro take down of competition showing deep state power for political gain??? A federal jury convicted Albert J. Pirro Jr., the influential Republican businessman and husband of Jeanine F. Pirro, the Westchester County district attorney, of conspiracy and tax evasion, imperiling his business career and perhaps her political one. For Mr. Pirro, 53, the verdict, if upheld, could derail his career as Westchester’s most powerful real estate development lawyer and one of New York State’s most prodigious Republican fund-raisers. For Mrs. Pirro, 49, who could have been a strong contender for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate