Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick

Maine Sen. Susan Collins won’t support any Supreme Court nominee looking to overturn Roe v. Wade Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
Ella Tate | 05 July, 2018, 06:45

President Trump has interviewed seven potential candidates as he looks to quickly fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first pick to the high court, have indicated more broadly that they respect legal precedent.

The White House did not disclose Trump's additional conversations, but two other names considered top contenders are Thomas Hardiman, who has served with Trump's sister, now on senior inactive status, on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia; and Joan Larsen, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice. The person spoke about Paul's views on condition of anonymity.

Associated Press reporters Mark Sherman, Alan Fram and Hope Yen contributed.

Sanders said Monday that White House Counsel Don McGahn will lead the overall process.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump expressly promised that overturning Roe, which legalized abortion on demand in the USA, "will happen" through his judicial nominees.

Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list, which now comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9.

The president spoke by phone with Republican Sen. Mike Lee on Monday. Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups.

They are settled law now, supported by most Americans, and most Republicans in power, including Trump, will not want the law summarily reversed. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who have called for ICE's abolition.

Trump spoke with three more potential candidates on Tuesday as he moves closer to an announcement. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 104th person to serve on the court, is retiring, effective just after his 82nd birthday next month, after 30 years of service.

Delhi: 11 members of a family found dead in Burari, investigation on
Every morning, their shop would open by 6, but when it didn't till 7.30 today, a neighbour went to check on the family. Their bodies were hanging from an iron grill ceiling, broadcaster NDTV reported.

Trump plans to announce his choice July 9.

On Monday, Trump interviewed federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Justice Kennedy came out on the same side as Republican-appointed colleagues on the Second Amendment, on partial-birth abortion bans, on the unconstitutionality of bans on political speech, and on subjecting states to special voting-rights scrutiny based on evidence from 1964 and 1972.

JOHNSON: The challenge, Fallon says, is motivating grassroots communities interested in those issues to engage over the Supreme Court vacancy and to do it in a hurry.

NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Tuesday that it had purchased full-page ads in four newspapers in ME as well as ad space on the publications' websites.

Republicans followed suit in 2017 to extend the rule change to Supreme Court nominees, and over the past five years most judges confirmed to the circuit courts have endured highly partisan showdowns that resemble mini-Supreme Court battles. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Collins and Alaska Sen.

With Trump committed to picking from a list of 25 potential nominees that he compiled with guidance from conservatives, Schumer said any of them would be "virtually certain" to favor overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that affirmed women's right to abortion.

Some conservatives have pointed to Kethledge as a potential justice in the mold of Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee past year. They are outstanding people.

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