Collins said Trump had told her personally he would not ask potential nominees about their position on Roe, despite his having said as a candidate that he would take a nominee's willingness to reverse Roe as a litmus test. Vice-president Mike Pence, an outspoken evangelical Christian, has called for Roe to be relegated to "the ash heap of history". They are outstanding people they are really incredible people in so many different ways.
While he would not say who he spoke with today, Trump said he plans to meet with two or three more candidates and intends to make a decision over the next few days, before next Monday's announcement.
It was then brought up that Democrats and the president's detractors have said the pivotal case was the primary issue involving the court. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati; Brett Kavanaugh, a former clerk for Kennedy who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.; and Amy Coney Barrett, who serves on the federal appeals court in Chicago.
"There is a fundamental problem there, and that is that Republicans have 51 seats in the Senate and they need 51 votes to confirm the new justice, so unless Democrats can convince their entire party to oppose the nomination - and persuade a number of Republicans over to their side - they are sh- out of luck", Oliver explained. Tim Kaine said the future of Roe v. Wade is "very much in jeopardy" during a campaign event on Monday morning in Town Center. During the 2016 campaign, he predicted the law would be overturned during his presidency.
Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, said she did not think picking a woman was "the top concern" of Trump, stressing judicial philosophy and experience. Susan Collins, Nelson noted, says she will not support a nominee who does not fully recognize the importance of judicial precedence, and "Roe v. Wade has been judicial precedent now going on 40 years".
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Sweden will now play the second-placed side in Group E - currently Switzerland - in St Petersburg on Tuesday afternoon. Once again the players have been highlighting the importance and value of the strong unity within the group.
Brit Hume said the confirmation votes of two pro-choice Republican senators may decide whether President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be successfully installed on the bench.
Over the weekend, President Trump told Fox News he would "probably not" ask his nominee about how they would vote on the abortion law.
CNN host Jake Tapper pointed to criticisms on the left suggesting Collins could be "played" by supporting conservative nominees who could potentially still vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, even if they hadn't "demonstrated hostility" to the program in the past. Wade. Those words: Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch. Court watchers have been discussing the prospect of a conservative woman on the bench.
Such a judge, she said, "would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda". "There are real stakes here".