Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down a year ago.
Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, up for reelection in November, announced on Monday that he will vote against the president's nominee no matter who it is, and called the selection process "corrupt".
In a primetime announcement at the White House, Mr Trump praised his pick as a "brilliant jurist".
Hardiman, who was runner-up to Neil Gorsuch as the president's Supreme Court pick previous year, made a comeback on Trump's shortlist this weekend in part because of the president's sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who serves with Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Trump has reportedly narrowed down his search to four candidates, Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Raymond Kethledge.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate. But the process of vetting the nominee will start right away.
While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. Wade, a handful of Democrats will be key in deciding whether the president gets his pick confirmed to the high court, because of the razor-thin partisan divide in the Senate. "I am thinking about this person".
On Monday, Trump phoned Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat.
The battle for Senate confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick is likely to be one of the most intense.
While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. - were also invited to the event but will not be attending. He was said to be the leading contender in the days after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court.
Any of the candidates on Trump's short list would probably move the court to the right.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime". "Barrett said she tends to agree "with those who say that a justice's duty is to the Constitution", rather than a precedent she thinks is clearly in conflict with it".
More than the other potential nominees, Hardiman has a strong record in favor of gun rights.
On one front he has been clear, however - while he admires Kavanaugh's credentials, he is also concerned by his work in the Bush administration. He's written 286 opinions, which is the most of any current judge under consideration.
Trump is supposedly favoring Kavanaugh because of those views, per CNN. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line.
MARTIN: Who on the president's list is considered to face the toughest confirmation battle? "We don't know who the nominee is going to be yet", Sen.
The 11th hour decree dismissed about 9,000 police personnel, over 6,000 army officials, 200 academics and about 650 teachers. Turkey regularly carries out such operations as part of a large-scale government crackdown on Gulen's movement.
This in turn means that you will have something to watch on your phone or tablet even if you don't have good cellular coverage. The Netflix app allows users to download TV shows and movies manually, so they can be watched during offline viewing.
En la reanudación este martes, el francés se adelantó con una rotura (3-1) y el argentino se vio obligado a remontar. El partido quedó aplazado este lunes por falta de luz , cuando Simon se hizo con el tercer set.
Chuck Grassley, left, shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington , July 10, 2018. He served on the team of independent counsel Ken Starr during Starr's investigation of the Clinton White House .
Paraguay se quedó en fase de grupos, Ecuador cayó en octavos de final y Argentina y Brasil se despidieron en cuartos de final . Aire de Santa Fe te muestra en exclusiva, todos los detalles de esta jornada de Cuartos de Final , del Mundial de Rusia 2018.
Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game last season on 40.4 per cent from the field. Mbah A Moute became a key part of the Rockets' franchise best 65-17 record last season.
Djokovic happy to play Wimbledon spoiler
Hopefully", said Djokovic when asked if he expected to face Japan's Kei Nishikori on the most famous arena in tennis. He edged Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4), to whom he held a 0-5 head-to-head record entering the match.
Francia disputará su tercera final
El golero Lloris se destacó en el elenco francés y a los 80' desvió con los puños un potente remate de Axel Witsel . Las estadísticas de la Fifa, al final del encuentro, favorecieron en la posesión a Bélgica con un 60%.
Las cuatro posibles finales de Rusia 2018
Gareth Southgate ( Inglaterra ) y Dalic Zlatko ( Croacia ) han recorrido caminos muy contrastantes para llegar a esta instancia. Ya se conocen las semifinales del Mundial de Rusia después de que este sábado se disputaran los últimos cuartos de final .
George Clooney sufre accidente de moto en Italia (Fotos)
El artista estaba a bordo de una moto estilo scooter y chocó contra un auto cuando se dirigía a la localidad de Costa Corallina . Según el periódico La Nuova Sardegna , Clooney fue sometido a intensos estudios que ha descartado una lesión grave.
Duchess of Sussex stuns in Dior dress at RAF Centenary
When Meghan and Harry stepped out at a casual reception in London this week, her hair was pulled back into a sleek low bun. Meghan , meanwhile, went for a darker look in a retro-style, bespoke Dior dress featuring her go-to bateau neckline .