Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9

Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9

Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9

President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2017. The organization describes itself as conservatives and libertarians who believe the separation of government powers is central to the Constitution that the duty of the judiciary is to say what the law is, not what it should be.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, June 29, 2018.

President Donald Trump says he probably won't ask his Supreme Court nominees how they might vote on upholding the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

"I may have two of them come up, like the old days, to Bedminster", Trump said, referring to the staff and Cabinet interviews he held there in late 2016 during the presidential transition. Trump's wish list, she said, includes "tremendous intellect, judicial temperament and impeccable qualifications". He said the president was pleased with the game plan that put Gorsuch on the bench, which involved a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates.

The president has met privately with a handful of lawmakers who could decide the fate of his nomination.

They are also the only two Republican women who support abortion rights - with some caveats - and they could ultimately be the deciding votes on the Supreme Court nomination if all 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus (including two independents) band together and oppose the nominee as a unified block.

The president followed through with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch less than a month after his inauguration, delighting religious conservatives nationwide.

Falwell insisted only that Trump make his next selection from the list of prospective nominees he released before his election.

"We have great people. highly talented, brilliant, mostly conservative judges", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to New Jersey. "We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years", Trump said at a campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, suggesting that his nominee will be young enough to serve that long on the court. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

"What do you think?" He said the White House has hosted roughly two dozen similar meetings since then in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House.

It's not certain who has made the president's shortlist, but many outlets have reported that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, is the frontrunner.

During an interview Friday on a West Virginia radio station, Manchin said he told the president the same about repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying "all that stuff is red flags for all Americans".

In interviewing candidates, Trump said he would not discuss whether they would reverse the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.

"I hope they keep thinking about it because they're going to get beaten so badly".

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