In a primetime announcement at the White House, Mr Trump praised his pick as a "brilliant jurist".
Hardiman, who turned 53 on Sunday, lost out to Gorsuch in 2017. Barrett, in her mid-40s, is a judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; she was nominated by Trump.
Hardiman went to Notre Dame and Georgetown.
Trump's made-for-TV announcement mirrored his January selection of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Trump signed Kavanaugh's nomination papers Monday evening in the White House residence. A majority of 51 votes is needed for a confirmation.
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. He might also be asked to sit in on the meetings or help guide the conversations behind closed doors.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from NY, called Kavanaugh out for his stance on net neutrality in a tweet on July 3.
Manchin's spokesperson also said he wasn't planning to attend and the senator said later in a tweet that he appreciated the invitation from Trump.
Kennedy was often a member of five-to-four majority decisions on the high court.
This is Mr Trump's second appointment to the highest court in the land, potentially allowing him to shape the USA for a generation after he leaves office. "They're good judges. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court", Blunt said. "But we're very close to making a decision". "And I believe this person will do a great job".
Kethledge, like Kavanaugh, is a former Kennedy clerk.
Many evangelical pastors and activists said they would have been pleased with any of the names reported to be on Trump's shortlist for the nomination.
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Instead, Chief Justice John Roberts sent the question back to the lower courts to allow for further consideration. The Supreme Court is still considering whether to take up a North Carolina case involving similar issues.
"He swung to the other side on the question of gay rights and abortion, and those are the particular issues that concern those on the left". In another criminal case, he wrote that police do not have to obtain a search warrant to obtain a suspect's cellphone location information. "But this is really about the process and whether or not the corporate right is going to be in charge of picking the Supreme Court in a seat, in a nomination that's likely to tip the scales substantially".
Barrett spent much of her career as a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and has served as a judge for eight months, which gives her the least experience of any of the potential nominees. She was a law clerk for Scalia. He was nominated in 2003, but his hearings were delayed by three years because of partisan fights in the Senate. Feinstein raised concerns about whether Barrett could separate her religious views from the law. Now McConnell has the chance to confirm a second Supreme Court justice, a thrilling prospect for his party.
"When this power is placed in the wrong hands, our justice system can also take our country backwards, whether it's upholding the Muslim ban, attacking the basic civil rights around the right to vote or weakening our protections for immigrants", she said. And he worked on the vote recount in the state of Florida that made George W. Bush president.
"If you're a conservative Republican, the four people named-particularly Thomas Hardiman, I'm glad he's on the list-are all winners, and every Republican should embrace these picks".
Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale.
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Woods said he would take the week off before playing the National and then heading to Carnoustie, Scotland, for the British Open. Equally though, just one costly mistake from Dustin Johnson could set up a mouthwatering finale to this championship.
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