Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

  • Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee for a coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9 and that he has identified five finalists, including two women.

The business relationship between Justin Kennedy and Trump was previously noted by the Financial Times, which reported last year that "Justin Kennedy, a trader who arrived from Goldman to become one of Mr Trump's most trusted associates over a 12-year spell at Deutsche, is the son of a Supreme Court justice".

The Democrats' hopes of sinking President Donald Trump's upcoming nominee for the Supreme Court hinge on a pair of Republican women who have broken with their party over abortion and dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The president said he didn't plan to probe any potential replacements about Roe v. Wade. The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators.

Of the 25 names Trump has listed as potential justices, 17 have been confirmed by the Senate for federal judgeships, while two are pending.

Gorsuch has played a key conservative role on the Supreme Court since his confirmation, helping to deliver recent rulings on Trump's travel ban and restrictions on unions.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Senator Lee is not to be confused with his brother, Thomas Lee, also on Trump's list. Mike Lee. According to Bloomberg, three inside sources are saying that Trump has been asking his staff about the pros and cons of nominating Lee. "I like them all", he said. Dianne Feinstein, Calif., who as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee will lead her party's scrutiny of Trump's nominee.

"I do not apply ideological litmus tests to nominees, but I want to see integrity, intellect, a respect for precedent and adherence to the rule of law", moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins told Reuters news agency when asked about Roe v Wade.

The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization, launched a seven-figure ad buy Wednesday, aimed at vulnerable Democrats, said chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino.

"I think the optics do matter". He said we are not final because we are infallible, we are infallible what we are final. Kennedy essentially protected the Roe v. Wade decision when he sided with the plurality in the 1992 case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Steven Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign group aligned with McConnell, said the group began running ads Thursday in 10 states that Trump won in 2016 where Democratic senators are now up for re-election.