Trump To Announce Supreme Court Nominee July 9

Lucy Bush
June 30, 2018

Unless the GOP trips itself up, it can cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court before the November election.

Lee and his brother, Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Lee, are both on the list to replace Kennedy - setting up a sibling showdown over who could get the nod.

And intermediaries told Kennedy that the architect of Trump's successful push to appoint more conservative judges nationwide, White House Counsel Don McGahn, probably won't be around after the midterms, which could complicate the next Supreme Court confirmation process.

"I don't think that's completely inaccurate", Shapiro explained.

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".

In an interview with NPR, Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins called the retirement of the court's swing vote "a day that we've been waiting for".

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Leaders from American and European auto manufacturers have previously said such measures would lead to net job losses in the US. Brussels drew up the list of products in March when Trump first floated the idea of 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium.

Veronica Fowler of the ACLU of Iowa said that while getting the law to the Supreme Court "was definitely the goal of some extremist politicians in the Iowa Legislature", the group "purposely chose to challenge it under the Iowa Constitution because any appeals would end up in the Iowa Supreme Court". "And if he wants to have some testicular fortitude and stand up to Trump, we can have a justice who represents the United States of America". The motto of the list is "no more Souters", a reference to a George W.H. Bush appointee believed to be conservative who turned out to have a moderate-liberal bent while on the court, voting to uphold Roe v. Wade.

Besides Feinstein, Sens. Patty Murray, Mazie Hirono and Chris Murphy have said they hope for the same.

During his campaign, Mr Trump promised to deliver "pro-life" judges to the Supreme Court - a prospect that has alarmed women's rights groups.

Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the chamber and Trump can ill-afford any defections.

"If anyone should respect that, it should be my Republican colleagues on the other side of the aisle who said the same thing just shortly ago", said the former Nevada attorney general. "It will be cast as a pretty pivotal vote on the court on this issue and many, many others".

"We now must fight", the New Jersey Democrat said. "I am confident we will take up and confirm the nominee this year before the election".

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As children can not go to federal jail they are sent to other detention centres while their parents await trial. On Wednesday, he claimed the Democrats "won't give us the votes to pass good immigration legislation".

"This Supreme Court vacancy puts issues that affect every single American in the balance, from a woman's constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions to privacy, equality and civil rights", Harris tweeted.

While polling on abortion is hard and yields mixed results depending on how the questions are asked, multiple polls suggest a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in at least some cases, particularly in early pregnancy.

In the run-up to selecting Gorsuch, Trump met with three contenders and White House officials vetted several more.

The Center for Reproductive Rights points out that in recent years, the Supreme Court has declined to review a number of lower court decisions striking down abortion bans prior to the point of viability.

MS and Louisiana recently passed legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks with limited exceptions.

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With this ruling look for more states and local governments to push for taxes on online physical and digital sales. Wayfair (W), Etsy (ETSY) and eBay (EBAY) all dipped in early trading Thursday immediately following the ruling.

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