Will choose justice July 9, Trump says

Will choose justice July 9, Trump says

Will choose justice July 9, Trump says

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would move quickly to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced that he will retire on July 31.

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

But, in her scathing dissent, Judge Sotomayor said that the court's majority accepted the government's invitation to set aside comments by President Trump he made against the Muslims, a news report said.

"This is probably right up there with Brown v. Board of Education, and Roe v. Wade - if you like it or hate it - and today, Obergefell v. Hodges", she said. He responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking".

He plans to begin interviewing possible candidates Monday but may meet with some this weekend in New Jersey.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision.

Manchin says, "If he picks somebody that's hardcore on Roe v. Wade or that's hardcore on repealing healthcare that's a bigger lift". "We shouldn't vote on confirmation until they have voted at the ballot box".

Barring surprises in upcoming months, the only scenario that could make the situation more favorable toward Republicans on abortion rights - and worse for Democrats - would be if another unexpected vacancy on the court opens up during Trump's tenure. The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators.

He called Kennedy a "spectacular man" with "tremendous heart" and said he hoped to pick somebody who will be as "outstanding" as Kennedy has been.

The ban had undergone several revisions since its chaotic introduction just days into Trump's presidency, but each one had been rejected by lower courts as either illegal or unconstitutional.

Each of the previous four presidents has filled two supreme court vacancies, including George HW Bush, who served only one term. The search, the president said, will begin immediately, and Kennedy's replacement will be chosen from the list of 25 candidates he considered previous year, when he ultimately chose Gorsuch. Also potential replacements: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th Circuit. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, lives in Kentucky and is close to McConnell; Brett Kavanaugh, a former clerk for Kennedy who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.; and Amy Coney Barrett, who serves on the federal appeals court in Chicago.

Social media outbursts after Kennedy's announcement Wednesday suggested that this fight will be every bit as brutal as was the confirmation of Gorsuch previous year by a vote of 54-45.

The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization, has launched a seven-figure ad buy aimed at vulnerable Democrats, said chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino. She said the group spent $10 million supporting the Gorsuch confirmation. Anyone who saw the photo of Mitch McConnell shaking hands with Gorsuch - posted just moments after the court upheld the Trump travel ban - has no doubt that Gorsuch is delivering on the Trump agenda.

What happens to the Supreme Court until there's a new justice? "What we're seeing here is Gorsuch 2.0".

Timing is the issue, Coon said, adding that it's important for Senate Republicans to finish the nomination process prior to the November 6 general election.

Another ambitious Democrat, California Sen. However, he invited her, Donnelly and Manchin to the White House the next day to discuss the nomination process.

So whoever Trump nominates will nearly certainly be confirmed, nearly certainly before the midterms?

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