Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

The president said he is considering two women among a group of at least five potential candidates for the nation's high court. Trump says as many as seven candidates may be interviewed.

"From Day 1, I've heard, outside of war and peace of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it", Trump said on Friday. But when asked on Friday whether he'll be asking potential candidates about abortion or Roe, Trump said, "That's not a question I'll be asking", adding he thinks that it's "inappropriate to discuss".

Mr. Trump has said he would start the effort to replace Kennedy "immediately" and would pick from a list of 25 names that he updated past year. The president says he is proud of Neil Gorsuch, the judge he appointed previous year, so he is looking for a nominee who is relatively similar. The idea is to force the confirmation until after the midterms - if Democrats can retake the Senate, they may be able to force a more liberal judge to be nominated.

The study found a slim majority of Republicans, 53 percent, want legal abortion overturned - while 81 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of independents do not. He also met with the three Democratic senators who broke ranks to support Gorsuch, Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, and Joe Manchin.

Hawkins noted that Kennedy has voted to uphold abortion rights in several cases, including the landmark 1992 ruling Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and more recently, in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which overturned a Texas law that placed additional health regulations on clinics that perform abortions.

A person familiar with the process said White House officials are focused primarily on five federal appeals court judges - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amul Thapar - all Republican appointees with conservative track records.

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Salvini has demanded that Malta , the EU's smallest country, allow the Lifeline to dock because it was in the island's waters. But the government was placated after Merkel told them the text had been shelved.

In other remarks to reporters, President Trump said he would raise the issue of alleged Russian election meddling when he meets President Putin in Finland on 16 July.

Murkowski's judicial picks have not hinged on abortion rights issues in the past.

"I don't think that's completely inaccurate", Shapiro explained.

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But even then, Democrats, with only 49 votes if they stick together, would have to either convince a couple of Republicans to flip or consider extreme measures - potentially unprecedented acts of civil disobedience, one senior Democratic aide on the House side said - to block the nominee.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return from Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, to Washington, U.S., June 28, 2018. Environmental observers say the Clean Water Act is likely to come under fire, including the Waters of the US rule - an Obama era regulation that sought to clarify EPA's jurisdiction over USA waterways, but has since been suspended and could wind up before the Supreme Court.

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