Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump teases pick for Supreme Court

Trump teases pick for Supreme Court

Trump is expected to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy next week, likely choosing a conservative to replace the man who had been a swing vote. "These mistakes haunt the legacies of presidents, a specter they can never shake. We can not let this happen again", the senator added. "Obama flipped most of the circuit courts from conservative to liberal majorities ... but the long-term costs were around the corner". The federal government penalized schools that did not adopt the new policies.

President Obama introduces federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court on March 16, 2016. Support for Barrett came despite the contentious hearing she faced before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Sen.

The confirmation process promises to be a fight.

Yet that would still confront top Democrats with a tough balancing act, even as Election Day rolls closer. Because the Senate is split with 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and two independents who are members of the Democratic caucus, the stakes could not be higher for the lucky legal mind Trump nominates.

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Lee would interpret the Constitution and laws according to their original meaning and text.

Mike Lee has a proven track record as a formidable advocate for the separation of powers, for federalism, for the Bill of Rights, and for a limited judicial role that adheres to originalism and textualism in judicial interpretation.

In The Washington Post, Gonzales pushed back against the criticism of Kavanaugh's past decisions, as well as the suggestion that his time in Bush's administration as staff secretary in the executive office marks him as an "establishment" Republican.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME affirmed to reporters Wednesday she will not affirm a nominee with "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade. Sen. While some critics have claimed that 2011 case helped pave the way for the law's individual mandate to be upheld by the Supreme Court, others say the criticism is unfounded - and Kavanaugh actually spoke out against the mandate.

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Wu urged the U.S. Senate to hold any nominee's feet to the fire over precedents set by various other cases over the past few decades that have expanded protections for the LGBTQ community.

Herrod cautions that the fate of the ban depends entirely on the how the court writes an opinion overturning Roe. This would put a debate and confirmation vote somewhere in the middle of September. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. "It's a risk, when what a president really needs is a sure thing".

Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here. "But if you want to know why it is I have concerns, I can go on if you like".

Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Similarly, Gov. Earl Warren of California was best known both for his career in gubernatorial politics and serving as Thomas Dewey's vice presidential running mate on the 1948 Republican national ticket when he was tapped to be Chief Justice by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953.

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The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.

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