Trump Interviews 4 Supreme Court Candidates

Posted July 03, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, is retiring at the end of July.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump met with the candidates for 45 minutes each Monday and will continue meetings through the rest of the week.

It's not entirely clear how current conservatives on the Court would vote on the issue of overturning Roe v. Wade. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a campaign-season call to action for voters to prevent such a nominee by putting "pressure on the Senate", which confirms judicial nominees.

Casey told WKBN that he hopes Trump chooses a "mainstream nominee".

Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, who has often challenged some of the president's wilder claims and those made by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explained that Chief Justice John Roberts and his views on what kind of role the nation's highest court should play would likely keep the landmark decision on abortion intact.

Oliver then broke down why the news is alarming for those who are concerned about women's rights and equality for the LGBTQ community, noting that Republicans have majority rule in the Senate.

Trump's comments come days after multiple liberal legislators pledged to fight the president's pick, with Sen.

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They had previously met on the sidelines of a G-20 gathering in Germany and an Asian Pacific conference in Vietnam a year ago . Just a few weeks ago, Trump met North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong Un, at a historic summit in Singapore.

"Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that's really what's going to be - that will happen", Trump said during the final debate of the 2016 presidential election.

"There are people on that list whom I could not support because I believe that they have demonstrated a disrespect for the vital principle of stare decisis", Collins said on ABC, referring to the principle of respecting past judicial precedents.

As battle lines are drawn in the coming fight over Donald Trump's next supreme court nominee, a senator who could help to decide the nominee's fate warned on Sunday that a justice who would seek to reverse federal abortion rights protections "would not be acceptable".

She said she believed it would be inappropriate to ask a nominee how they would vote on a future case. "If he picks someone who is hardcore on Roe v. Wade or hardcore on repealing health care that's a bigger lift".

Collins said she and fellow Republican Sen.

When asked on "State of the Union" whether she thought Justice Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, Collins said no, adding that she believes Gorsuch, the co-author of a book on precedent, understands that precedent is essential to the USA judicial system. Even though McConnell changed Senate rules a year ago to allow confirmation by simple majority, if Democrats hold together, he can not afford defections.

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