UPDATE: JUST LABEL THIS UNDER "SOMETIMES WRONG NEVER IN DOUBT"
In the end it wasn't so much that Judge Hardiman's working class background and now famous cab that he drove throughout law school that appealed to the President as much as it was the privileged and Bush/DC insider status that turned POTUS off to the front runner Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
What we known as of 4:26 PM EDST is that Judge Thomas Hardiman, of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where he happens to serve with another Judge who happens to be the sister of POTUS, will be nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Judge Kavanaugh didn't even make it to the top two. The runner-up this time around is conservative darling of the religious right- Judge Amy Barrett. But it was Senator McConnell (R-no morals, ideals, or principals) who warned Trump off of Judge Barrett, telling the President that her right wing religious views would lose at least three Republican senators votes which would be more than enough to defeat the Judge.
The President is notoriously (stupid, feckless) fickle, could change his mind (or what acts as his mind) in the next few hours. But as of now, the White House is preparing to roll out Judge Hardiman, a reliably conservative vote in the manner of Justice Alito-but less so- in the 9PM TV extravaganza.
Johnny- tell our contestant what he has won.
"Judge Hardman. Congratulations! You have won an all expense paid relocation to Washington, DC, where you will be given chambers at the spacious Supreme Court located in our nations capital. You will be given a lifetime appointment and will receive your salary to the day you die. You will work from later September through June, and will be able to schedule your summer months with lucrative teaching positions in England, Germany, Australia, or Spain to name but a few of the countries that have universities that will bid for your services.
But wait! There's more! You will receive a spacious chambers with room for clerks who will read the records, read the briefs, and write your first drafts. You will be invited to lunch by Justice Clarence Thomas where he will regale you with tales of what he is texting during oral argument.
All of this, and more can be yours Judge Hardiman, if you just go to the Senate and refuse to answer any questions about overturning Roe v. Wade with the response that you cannot comment on hypothetical cases that are not yet before the court. "
From Occupied America, we can fight the power, but if Hardiman is the choice, he is a shoe-in and will garner three to five democratic votes as well.
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