Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

Trump meets with Supreme Court contenders, two in focus

"I can't imagine the president asking the nominee about Roe v. Wade or the nominee expressing a position of Roe vs. Wade privately or publicly", McConnell said.

Front-runners, according to two people familiar with the process, include D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Hardiman, who was a finalist to be Trump's first high court appointee as well as a fellow judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.

His republican opponent, Corey Stewart, has called on the president to nominate someone who will "move the court further in a conservative direction that respects the Constitution and our freedoms".

Sykes serves as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is the second NU aluma on Trump's list.

"Raj Shah will oversee communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Capitol Hill allies", Sanders said in her statement. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been leading this charge.

During the third and final 2016 presidential debate, Trump made it clear that he would appoint justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving it up to each individual state to legalize abortion or make it illegal.

Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51-49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.

And as a reminder of the horrific lengths people have previously gone to in order to perform unsafe abortions when the practice has not been available, abortion rights activists have been sending Senator Collins coat hangers to remind her of what they say is at stake, The Cut reported.

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The Trump administration created a "confirmation team" Monday to help the President's Supreme Court nominee make his or her way through Congress as liberal lawmakers vowed to fight the President's pick tooth and nail.

"It will not happen on its own", the New Yorker wrote in an opinion column in Monday's New York Times.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen.

Schumer's column appeared a day after Sen. "But in the end, I'm confident we'll get the judge confirmed".

"I interviewed and met with four potential justices of our great Supreme Court".

He has said he was homing in on up to seven candidates, including two women. After all, Trump has seen the way that an open SCOTUS seat can motivate his base to turn out and vote.

Kavanaugh then served in the George W Bush White House, organizing the effort to fill federal court vacancies with conservative judges.

"What's important in addition to increasing diversity is how that person would actually interpret law", Chu said. "You could be a woman and not be fair minded".

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