Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

It gives giving President Trump the opportunity to solidify a conservative majority on the top court.

As many conservatives saw it, Justice Anthony Kennedy's 1988 ascent to the nation's highest bench was reason for only muted celebration, if any, because he settled into the seat that his nominator, President Ronald Reagan, had first tried to fill with the conservatives' favorite jurist, Robert Bork. "I expect the President will soon nominate someone for the Senate to consider". The idea is to force the confirmation until after the midterms - if Democrats can retake the Senate, they may be able to force a more liberal judge to be nominated.

Republicans hold a margin of 51-49 seats in the Senate.

And it is likely that Kennedy's retirement, by focusing attention on the Supreme Court and hence on the Senate, will redound to the benefit of Republicans this autumn. She pledged careful scrutiny and "an independent vote". Also attending were Republican Charles Grassley and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp. But it is a precedent limited on its facts to vacancies occurring because of a sudden death of a justice in a presidential election year.

The meeting also included Republican Sens. The president said he didn't plan to probe any potential replacements about Roe v. Wade. A spokeswoman for Murkowski did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, meanwhile, announced yesterday it would immediately launch a seven-figure television and digital ad buy to press vulnerable Democratic senators facing re-election this year to support a pick who is fair and independent and would uphold the Constitution.

This will be the Trump administration's second appointment to the Supreme Court.

Three women now serve on the bench: Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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Since the failed 2016 coup, he has also done away with the military's traditional moderating role on political power. The percentages remain nearly the same and Turkish society seems to have become entrenched in its various camps.

[Justin] worked closely with Mr. Trump when he was a real estate developer, according to two people with knowledge of his role. It is typical for judicial nominees to avoid stating any outright preferences for specific rulings on possible future cases.

"I think the list is very outstanding", Trump said.

"Merrick Garland is probably still available, and I am still hung up on how shamefully he was treated", said Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.).

"We're going to talk about Ukraine, we're going to be talking about Syria".

"Until the Supreme Court chooses to touch on that issue again, you're going to continue to see states push the edge and push the envelope on pro-life protections", said Louisiana state Rep. John Stefanski.

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. It was a decision that she ultimately told the Anchorage Daily News she regretted.

Barrett, 46, has a less extensive record but clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and was narrowly confirmed to the 7th circuit court in Chicago in November.