Thomas Hardiman, one of Trump’s Supreme Court finalists, lost out on the nomination twice in a row
Thomas Hardiman, a Third Circuit US Court of Appeals judge, has now lost out on a US Supreme Court nomination twice in 18 months.
Hardiman was among four of President Donald Trump’s top picks to the high court in recent days. Trump announced on Monday night that he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh, currently a US Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia, to the seat being vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Kennedy said last month that he would retire from the high court.
Kavanaugh is Trump’s second Supreme Court pick in 18 months. The president nominated Neil Gorsuch, his first Supreme Court nominee, for the seat left open by the late Justice Antonin Scalia last year.