President Trump to name second Supreme Court nominee in 2 years

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"What I want to see is a nominee who, regardless of his or her personal views on the very hard and contentious life issue, is going to respect precedent regardless", added Collins.

It is possible that Trump's nominee will prove more divisive than Gorsuch. Harry Reid. The Reid rule requires only a simple majority to confirm a judicial nominee without the threat of indefinite delay through a filibuster. Pro-choice groups are targeting Sen. "It would be fair to say the president is not going to pick somebody who has a clear record of opposition to Roe v. Wade?". "You're replacing a swing vote who is conservative with potentially a very extreme or conservative person", Maxwell warned.

You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. There were the four interviews Monday, as well as a conversation with Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah as he considers options for a Supreme Court opening.

Larsen is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she has been serving since November 2017.

Republican Senator Susan Collins is being sent coat hangers in the mail by abortion rights activists keen to encourage her to vote down any Supreme Court nominees who would threaten Roe v. Wade. If Collins and Murkowski join the Democrats in voting against Trump's nomination, that would be a 49-51 loss for Trump - and a pro-abortion victory by a simple majority in the Senate. In her view, Roe v. Wade is settled law, and she wanted someone on the court who would respect precedent.

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Several of the women anxious about Trump's tweets and about new restrictions on clinics that perform abortions.

Paul's office did not respond to requests for comment.

The three Senate Democrats who voted in favor of Trump's appointee, Neil Gorsuch, have not confirmed that they will support the president's nominee this time around. He also pointed to Barrett's past statements on the Affordable Care Act and contraception.

McGahn will be supported by a White House team that includes spokesman Raj Shah, taking a leave from the press office to work full time on "communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Capitol Hill allies". He expressed his "profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret, and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises".

There have also been lobbying efforts around other candidates.

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Dissenting from that decision, Kavanaugh warned that the court was embracing "a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in US government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand". Kethledge, a Michigan Law graduate who has been a Michigan-based appellate court judge for the past decade, would add academic diversity to a court steeped in the Ivy League.

Trump has said he will announce a nominee on July 9. Barrett told the senators that her faith would not affect her decisions as a judge.

Indian American Amul Roger Thapar was among the four candidates President Donald Trump interviewed on Monday for nomination as a Supreme Court justice.

Casey's own stand on the abortion issue has become a hot topic in his reelection campaign, with Republican challenger Rep. Lou Barletta accusing him of being a starkly different lawmaker than his notably pro-life Democrat father, Gov. Robert Casey Sr., and calling the impending Supreme Court vote important to Casey's political future.

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