Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee

Trump pledges July 9 announcement on Supreme Court nominee”

"I'm anxious about Roe v. Wade", Mr. Merkley tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

Where we have ended up in 2018 is actually where the framers began when they declared in Article II, Section 2 that the president "shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint. judges of the Supreme Court".

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court bench handed over President Trump one of his biggest victories since taking charge of the White House in January a year ago, by upholding his executive order that sought ban on travelling from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

Once again, Trump will draw this time from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the campaign and updated last fall, with advice from Leo and other conservatives.

"Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should follow the rule they set in 2016: not to consider a Supreme Court justice in an election year", said the NY lawmaker.

"That's not a question I'll be asking", he said.

Kennedy's retirement announcement Wednesday provided Trump with an opportunity to place a second justice on the all-important court.

Despite the Republican majority, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she's confident senators can be persuaded to hold off. Prior to his appointment in 2006, Kavanaugh served as assistant to the president and staff secretary and was a lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office and in the Solicitor General's Office during the Bush administration.

The person Trump picks for the seat is nearly certainly going to be more conservative than Kennedy. And it is likely that Kennedy's retirement, by focusing attention on the Supreme Court and hence on the Senate, will redound to the benefit of Republicans this autumn. "His opinions are so well-written and so brilliant", said Trump.

A Ronald Reagan appointee, Kennedy was a strong conservative voice on the Court, and his voting record showed his support of the rights of the individual. "As I said, I'm looking specifically at two women".

Kennedy's career on the Supreme Court earned him the nickname "the most powerful man in America", because he was often the deciding vote between the conservative and liberal wings of the nine-member court.

The Senate confirmed Trump's first selection to the high court, Neil Gorsuch, in April 2017.

Trump says he discussed with Kennedy some potential replacements but declined to say which names were mentioned.

Trump's July 9 time frame could prove optimistic.

And none of them now wants to vote on another Trump nominee to the Supreme Court.

If Roe v. Wade is not overturned outright, expect it to become much easier for states to impose extreme restrictions on access to abortion.

AMY CONEY BARRETT of Indiana, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: Barrett is a relatively new appeals court judge in Chicago, confirmed previous year after a bruising confirmation fight.

Roberts was troubled enough with the comparison, however, that he did something that no party involved in the travel ban case had expressly asked for: He announced that the Supreme Court was overruling Korematsu.

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