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Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

At the center of this effort are Sen.

The president's address came amid concerns from Democrats and others about the impact a new conservative justice could have on abortion rights.

But, through the use of pronouns "her" and "she", the Utah senator may have tipped his hat as to whom the next Supreme Court justice would be - if the president has made him privy to the information.

Though Kennedy was a Republican appointee who has often sided with the court's right flank, Wu called the judge - who authored the opinions on many landmark gay-rights cases - the most vocal ally LGBTQ people have had on the Supreme Court.

But she added: "No one can give you a definitive answer on what will happen in that scenario".

Three Democratic senators voted for Gorsuch previous year: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. If Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, is unable to vote, Democrats would only need one Republican senator. A common thread with all three is that their states are very much aligned with the Trump administration on policy.

Vice President Mike Pence met this week with three potential nominees, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Barrett, according to a source with knowledge of the meetings. The first two are the top contenders for the position, said NPR. While Abraham was a founder of the conservative Federalist Society, he was also pro-immigration and an Arab-American. "You are well aware of her record, but below are just some of the reasons why we believe she is by far your best prospective nominee to the Supreme Court".

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Kavanaugh has been a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for over a decade.

One Trump adviser said the president is unlikely to expand his list in the coming days but could follow up by phone with some of the candidates, all of whom have been asked to fill out disclosure forms dealing with their finances and conduct.

The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court. If the present Senate is unwilling to confirm the best nominee, then the seat can remain vacant during the election, and the people will elect a Senate who will confirm the best nominee.

But convincing Collins and Murkowski is hardly a given. "I think they're all outstanding", Trump told reporters Thursday en route to Montana, declining to name the finalists.

Barrett's profile rose rapidly past year with conservative groups after her confirmation hearing featured questioning from Democrats over how her Roman Catholic faith would affect her decisions. The judge had to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee twice but was appointed to the court in 2016. In the Commonwealth of MA, pro-abortion advocates such as Chandler worry that "If Roe v. Wade were to be rescinded ... then there are no safeguards for women". "They've just gone through the committee in the past year and a half", one aide says.

While final nominees will be known only when Trump makes the announcement, this would be for the second time that Thapar might not be able to make it to the final cut after being interviewed by Trump. "We're more focused on making sure that we have judges that look at the facts of the case and apply the law".


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