Kavanaugh and Hardiman are Trump’s leading Supreme Court picks, internet betting site saysBaltimore Post-Examiner

Kavanaugh and Hardiman are Trump’s leading Supreme Court picks, internet betting site says

WASHINGTON – Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. and Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit are President Donald Trump’s leading Supreme Court picks, according to traders on an internet betting site.

As of 11:30 a.m. EDT Monday, 51 percent of PredictIt traders bet on Kavanaugh, compared with 36 percent who bet on Hardiman. Meanwhile, 24 percent bet on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and 7 percent bet on Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he will announce his pick on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT.

PredictIt traders were not shy about their picks with more than 15,000 traders weighing in on the debate. Here’s a sampling:

Dan W • a minute ago
It would have been Barrett, but she looked too much like Hillary

Night Stream • 2 minutes ago
Hardiman cucked last time. Kav in close proximity to be cucked now
Wouldn’t that be another insult to GWB and Jeb?

ReyLD • 4 minutes ago
If it’s really between Hardiman and Kav, then please let it be Kav. He’s not my 1st or 2nd choice. But I’ll take him over Hardiman any day of the week,

matthewmilad ReyLD • 3 minutes ago
My wallet wants Hardiman lol

Last month, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, announced his retirement effective July 31.

Kennedy, a Republican appointee, often voted with the court’s liberal members in cases involving abortion rights, gay rights and affirmative action. His retirement sets the stage for a likely contentious confirmation battle.

Republicans occupy 51 Senate seats. Democrats occupy 49 seats. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been absent since December and is battling brain cancer.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 

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