Women Among Candidates Trump Considering For SCOTUS Seat

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The Democrats have to win all those seats and turn others to achieve 51 votes that would allow them to bypass Pence's tie-breaker.

A year after he chose Neil Gorsuch to the delight of conservatives, the president is nominating a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"I've got it narrowed to about five" candidates, including two women, Trump told reporters traveling with him on Air Force One as he headed to New Jersey.

"There is a high level of confidence within the community that overturning Roe is actually, finally possible", Moore said.

The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide won't be overturned automatically, nor without a fight.

Trump did mention another potential candidate, Sen. "Yet by choosing to retire under President Donald Trump, Kennedy imperils that legacy, throwing his most celebrated and far-reaching decisions into serious jeopardy", Stern said. But, Hewitt said, the Biden Rule only applies in presidential election years. His first nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed by the US Senate past year.

The Supreme Court last month refused to take up an early challenge to the law, which cleared the way for it to take effect in mid-July, but did not say if the law is legal or not, leaving that to a lower court to determine.

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

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, is a former Kennedy law clerk who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington and has been a source of controversy for two decades.

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said that no matter who is chosen, confirmation will rest on the decisions of two GOP senators: Ms Susan Collins of ME and Ms Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Cory Booker pledged a long-term battle to prevent Trump from rushing a conservative judge onto the court. "That's not a question I'll be asking", he replied, reports the AP.

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[Justin] worked closely with Mr. Trump when he was a real estate developer, according to two people with knowledge of his role.

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Mark Doss, a lawyer with the International Refugee Assistance Project, said the decision "leaves people in total uncertainty". It states that deciding who can and cannot enter our country does indeed fall within the realm of executive responsibility.

Trump's legislative director Marc Short said the White House has begun conversations with several Senate offices.

McConnell declared that the Senate "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall".

The 2015 state law says that any physician who "gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug" shall have to have a contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

During the candidate vetting the last time, the White House asked all the contenders whom they would pick instead of themselves - and they all said Gorsuch, said the person, who was not authorized to disclose private conversations. And the White House is expressing optimism that some Democrats will ultimately come on board.

"You see this over and over again and it's the usual rank speculation", Leo said.

President Trump and his Republican Party hold most of the cards - for now.

On Thursday, Republican Sen. Because that is before most women know they are pregnant, it is effectively a de facto ban on abortion. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, filed in after Donnelly.

"What do you think?" "I said I'm not going to do it".

During an interview Friday on a West Virginia radio station, Manchin said he told the president the same about repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying "all that stuff is red flags for all Americans".

Trump told reporters Friday he would not ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade.

He also said he would not discuss gay rights with the candidates, and that he might interview as many as seven people.

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