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Conservatives line up behind possible Trump Supreme Court finalists

09 Juillet 2018

The source cautioned that others could still be in the mix as Trump prepares to announce his choice Monday to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.

Others who emerged on Trump's shortlist just days ago - federal judges Thomas M. Hardiman, Amul R. Thapar and Joan L. Larsen, as well as Sen. Health care is also "very important" to him, and he says he's upset "by what Republicans are trying to do to health care". Mike Lee, R-Utah, to the Supreme Court.

Winnie Wong, political adviser of Women's March, said her liberal activist group is planning marches, rallies and "massive civil disobedience" and said Schumer should press all Democrats to oppose Trump's nominee. "He clerked for two federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito", Cruz wrote.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME has often been a thorn in Trump's side. By painting those guidelines in a New York Times column, Schumer offered a roadmap for Donnelly, Manchin and Heitkamp. Demand Justice, a new group helping coordinate liberal opposition to the pick, has started airing ads in ME and Alaska, part of $5 million it plans to spend nationally during the campaign. "They are shaped by love of Holy Scripture, prayer and community; and the Church's mission is richer for their presence". Now McConnell had the chance to confirm a second Supreme Court justice, a thrilling prospect for his party. If Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Schumer had a private phone call with Trump earlier this week, Axios reported, during which he pressured the president to nominate Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's nominee to replace Antonin Scalia in 2016. He conducted interviews on Monday and Tuesday and has spoken to seven possible candidates.

"The nominees share one basic characteristic - their hostility to progress that's been made in women, workers and civil rights as well as health and safety over the past several decades", she said.

Collins said Sunday during a television interview that she won't support a nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade because that would mean "their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law". The move complicated the outlook in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow, 51-seat majority. He is, in some ways, very similar to Judge Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh would have delayed the teen's abortion, in line with the Trump administration's position, but another judge would have gone farther and declared that, as someone who is in the USA illegally, the teen had no right at all to an abortion.

Some conservatives, though, question his bona fides, and he's controversial with Democrats because of his role investigating former President Bill Clinton as part of the Starr investigation.

Trump's process has echoes of his search for a Supreme Court justice previous year - he eventually nominated Neil M. Gorsuch - and his consideration of a running mate during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Like Kavanaugh, Kethledge is a former Kennedy clerk and would no doubt cite that experience in attempting to appeal to moderates.

Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch past year. Kethledge sided with the majority, joining Judge Jeffrey Sutton's concurring opinion, one of several siding with the man who, under MI law, had no mechanism to petition to dispute his status as "mentally ill" and who was unable to own firearms, despite having led an exemplary life without signs of mental illness for decades. Kethledge, a Michigan Law graduate, would add academic diversity to a court steeped in the Ivy League.

Conservatives line up behind possible Trump Supreme Court finalists