Donald Trump interviews three more for Supreme Court justice nominee
Donald Trump interviews three more for Supreme Court justice nominee
Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
05 July, 2018, 06:43
A nominee all-in to take away a woman's right to abortion would tell a Senate questioner that he respects all existing case law but that he could not and should not pre-judge during the nomination process any case touching on a woman's right to choose, or anything else, that might make its way through the federal courts to the highest one.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week that he would retire, opening up a spot on the bench for Trump to nominate his second conservative justice. His nominee must win Senate confirmation.
The White House also announced Monday that the overall confirmation process would be led by White House counsel Donald McGahn, as it was during the process that led to the successful confirmation previous year of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Lisa Murkowski are viewed as two GOP senators who might oppose Trump's pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
It is remarkable how much opposition (41 percent) there is among Republican voters to the party's long-sought-after goal of removing constitutional protection for abortion. "And we do have a majority of votes in the Senate that think the Affordable Care Act should not be gutted". His contention that presidents should be free from lawsuits and investigations likely pleases Trump but will confound Democrats.
But he's probably best known for helping independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the impeachment probe of President Bill Clinton and his ties to President George W. Bush.
So whether or not Trump appoints another pro-life justice to the Court, Roe v. Wade might remain in place.
Democratic politicians and liberal groups have said they assume that all those on Trump's list of potential candidates would overturn Roe v. Wade, given that Trump has said he will only consider such candidates. Being a woman may box in Democrats. And degrees from Notre Dame, where she taught for two decades, can't hurt.
The fact that Lee is a Senator means that he could, possibly, be voting on his own confirmation as a Justice, if he were to become the nominee.
Of course, there are the fields of abortion and gay rights, where Kennedy's loss and Trump's promises raise fanatical hopes and fears that Roe v. Wade and equality for sexual minorities will be reversed. A finalist for the job previous year, he emerged with Kavanaugh as a leading contender for the next opening. Though major cases on Obamacare and same-sex marriage came through his circuit, he did not serve on the panels considering them. The three most recent retirees from the court - John Paul Stevens, David Souter and Sandra Day O'Connor - each charted somewhat different paths.
Should all Democrats vote against a Trump nominee, Republicans will only be able to afford to lose one vote. He would be the first Indian American on the court, and among few in history to have trial experience on a district court. He is a strong writer. Five of the seven justices who decreed in 1973 that the Constitution gave women the right to have a medical procedure they needed for their physical and mental health were Republican appointees.
Pluses: He was the runner-up to Gorsuch in 2017, giving him instant credibility.
Trump has also spoken with Thomas Hardiman, who has served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, according to a person familiar with the conversation who also was not authorized to publicly discuss it.
Some users who are subscribed to the Standard "HD" plan were also restricted to a single stream, according to Phone Arena . Netflix is trialling an expensive new membership tier that will anger those already paying for Premium access.
As explained by the company's CEO Pete Lau on the OnePlus forums, red exudes enthusiasm and personality to the company. It will cost $579 or €569 from next Tuesday, while in India it will be available from July 16 for 39,999 rupees.
Nevertheless, we send out our condolences to Swift's friends, family, fans, and former bandmates in this hard time. Auerbach expressed his sadness at the news of Swift's death on Twitter , writing, "I will miss you, my friend".
Damascus' suburb of Eastern Ghouta was the focus of heavy bombardment by the regime's forces in April. Last week, rebels said the United States had told them not to expect any American military support.
Money is now being raised on Todd's behalf to provide financial help to other dogs bitten by poisonous snakes in the area. Ms Godwin shared several images of Todd with a swollen face after the snake sunk its teeth just below his right eye.
The State Department said Monday it would examine waivers on a "case-by-case basis" as it re-imposes sanctions . The five other powers have all said they still support the deal despite the US decision to withdraw.
The T-shirts weren't being sold by Wal-Mart itself, but by third-party sellers including Old Glory and Teespring Inc. We have reached out to Walmart for comment, and will update this story with more details when the company responds.
And asked whether England can start dreaming of glory if they beat Colombia , Rooney said: "I think we should be dreaming now". England was always the more purposeful side but they lacked the key final ball and needed a gift to take the lead.
Gabriel Jesus has yet to find the net, but Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score on Monday and is pushing for a start. It is noteworthy that the last two goals against Japan were scored by players who came on as a substitute.
Virat Kohli and co. will take this series as preparation for the next year World Cup which will be happening in the same country. Talking about the team combinations , Kohli said that the batting order is going to be flexible and not "one-dimensional".
Best 2018 FIFA World Cup Round Of 16 XI
Players stepped up and performed when their nations needed them most, but there are only 11 places in our team of the last 16. Brazil , Belgium , France and Uruguay will hold news conferences ahead of their respective quarter-final meetings on Friday.
Houston Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M max deal
CLINT CAPELA LATEST The Rockets front office will meet with Clint Capela and his agents in Los Angeles on Sunday, ESPN reported. For four years, " Houston " Chris Paul will earn nearly as much as his entire career in the National Basketball Association .
Bahamas boat explosion leaves 1 tourist dead, several injured
A passenger aboard a nearby boat captured the chaos on his cell phone as others helped pull people from the burning vessel. Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.
Roger Federer drops decades-old Nike partnership for Uniqlo
Gael Monfils is through to the second round of Wimbledon after defeating fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-4. Wawrinka, whose ranking has slumped to 225 after knee surgery, had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov.
Lebron James lands in Los Angeles Saturday
The superstar has agreed to 4-year, US$154 million deal which is likely to create a new contender in the NBA's Western Conference. A good way of thinking about this: If James had chosen to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers , it would be a relatively safe call.
Belgium 3 - 2 Japan | 02 Jul 2018
Belgium will field a much-rested side after benching a host of regular starters in their 1-0 victory against England last week. Fellaini headed home Hazard's cross off a corner, and as Japan exhausted , the Red Devils began to dominate.
Authorities move to reopen ICE facility in SW Portland
Families being separated, children in cages", said Emilia Ramos, a cleaner in the district, fighting tears at the rally. In a tweet Sunday morning, President Trump said those who work in ICE are safe. "ICE has lost trust".