Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9

Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9

Kennedy's replacement could cast a deciding vote on limiting or ending the right to abortion.

Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate.

The complication for a Lee nomination is that if he joined the court, a Republican Senate seat would be vacated at a time when Republicans hold only a narrow 51-49 Senate majority.

The battle on Capitol Hill will essentially unfold in two phases, first centred on the nomination fight itself and then on the fallout for the November elections.

In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo airing Sunday, though, the president said he "probably" wouldn't ask candidates about how they'd vote on the case.

Few senators are as familiar with - and as cool at handling - the hot seat than Sens. When a liberal and conservative camp formed during this time, neither side was restricted to Kennedy as the swing vote, because O'Connor could also be called upon to form a majority - a dynamic that diluted the power of both. "And as you know there have been many presidents that never got a choice". How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

A new poll Friday found 67 percent of Americans are opposed to rolling back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that guarantees a woman's right to an abortion.

"I think sometimes we talk about Supreme Court too much in abstractions, about dignity and who is qualified and who is not". Asked about Barrett, he said, "She's an outstanding woman".

The road to confirmation for Trump's pick is likely to be a contentious one, as Democrats are expected to push back. Trump asked Manchin, the senator recalled.

One factor that eases the immediate political pressure on both senators: Collins is not up for re-election until 2020; Murkowski in 2022. And at least three Democrats facing reelection in states that Trump won may be willing to break with their party, too.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, is the oldest member of the current Supreme Court but has given no public hint of a retirement. Trump passed over Hardiman in favor of Neil Gorsuch, who has proven to be reliably conservative in his tenure so far and has been a key vote in numerous controversial 5-4 decisions, including the decision to uphold the president's travel ban.

"I like them all", he said. "And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court".

Heitkamp broadly supports abortion rights, but North Dakota is one of the most restrictive states in the nation when it comes to abortion access.

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