This Federal Judge May Be Conservative 'Dream' for Court

06 July, 2018, 18:48 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Maine Sen. Susan Collins won’t support any Supreme Court nominee looking to overturn Roe v. Wade

Vice President Pence met privately with Kavanaugh on Wednesday at the vice president's residence and that session went well, underscoring the judge's strong prospects, according to two Republicans briefed on the meeting. Any GOP defections could begin to doom a nominee.

"This is a major vulnerability for Heitkamp, Donnelly, and Manchin. but also for people like Bob Casey [a Democrat from Pennsylvania] who calls himself pro-life, Claire McCaskill, and other vulnerable Democrats in states that Trump won overwhelmingly", says Ms. Quigley.

Trump has said he'll choose his nominee from a list of 25 candidates vetted by conservative groups.

Judge Amul Thapar, of the US Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit, was originally among those President Trump would be considering for Kennedy's position. We hit a home run there, and we're going to hit a home run here.

"I urge both (senators) to be leaders, to get answers to the tough questions".

"Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent", Cruz writes. Mike Lee of Utah on Monday.

Kethledge serves on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Brian Paul is an appellate lawyer who argues cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where Barrett serves.

The nomination would mean President Donald Trump is keeping one of his most touted campaign promises.

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Proponents for a Lee nomination include Sen. Prior to that, he spent most of his career in private practice.

"I learned that a judicial conservative exercises humility, understanding that judges have an important but limited role in the nation's constitutional scheme".

The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court.

Schumer also warned the president that nominating a jurist who would be hostile to Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman's right to an abortion, and to Obama's signature health-care law, would be "cataclysmic" and damage Trump's legacy, the person added, requesting anonymity since they were not authorized to speak publicly. Mike Lee, one of seven people the president has reportedly interviewed for the job.

Lee, who steadfastly refused to endorse Trump, revealed his vote for president on election night.

Judge Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy - whose looming retirement at the end of this month created the opening Mr. Trump is trying to fill. Spence Abraham, who hired Kethledge as a young staffer in the 1990s. As with with Neil Gorsuch, the justice appointed to replace the late Antonin Scalia previous year, Trump's top candidates are selected from a list of conservative justices first drafted during the 2016 election. Barrett was born Amy Vivian Coney in New Orleans in 1972. "The stakes couldn't be higher, we cannot allow our daughters and granddaughters to have few rights than we do", said Jennifer Welch, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of IL.

With the Senate narrowly divided, 51-49, in favor of Republicans, Trump's announcement will launch a contentious confirmation process as Republicans seek to shift the court to the right and Democrats strive to block the effort. Roberts expressed concern about the "onslaught on women's access to abortion" that could occur were a conservative justice to take Kennedy's place.

But her short tenure on the bench may work against her.



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