Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

  • Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

Trump's comments are the latest sign he is moving rapidly to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement this week. "And they will get a much more favorable reception with any of the judges on President Trump's list of 25 possible nominees". Joe Donnelly, Ind., and Joe Manchin III, W.Va., as they considered Gorsuch previous year.

After nominating Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in January 2017, Trump appointed three judges who had previously clerked for Justice Kennedy to federal appeal courts, and included another two on the shortlist to fill any subsequent vacancies on the Supreme Court, The Times reported. That list has been updated since Trump took office but legal scholars who advised him on the issue during the campaign remain highly influential. 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.

All of Trump's potential choices have been vetted by the conservative Federalist Society, he promised during the campaign, and all are relatively young.

The group got its start on college campuses when Ronald Reagan was in the White House. Some have theorized that Utah Senator Mike Lee might be a strong contender, and the president did specifically mention him in talking with reporters on Air Force One.

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.

With Gorsuch, his body of work and his writing were important, but Trump was also impressed by his educational record and his class ranking. That would produce a "mismatch rate" (between the current Senate and most recent presidential results) of 31 percent.

But Democrats haven't given up the fight, with many lawmakers still bitter over Garland's treatment.

There is new speculation that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly could leave his post by the time the new justice is expected to be seated following a Thursday Wall Street Journal report that the retired Marine general is eyeing an exit.

White House aides said other names are in the mix as well. "Instead, Kennedy retired smack dab in the second year of Trump after developing a close acquaintance with the president". The president told reporters, "It's a great group of intellectual talent". Two key Republican women, Collins and Sen.

Murkowski, of Alaska, made no such promise.

"What do you think?" Interestingly, the president says that he does not intend to ask his candidates how they feel about the landmark court case.

"But another win would be the president's vision with respect to Syria", she said.

Over the past year, state legislatures in Iowa, Louisiana and MS have advanced strict limits on abortion that some lawmakers believe could trigger a successful challenge to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

"All that stuff is red flags for all Americans", Manchin said he told the president.

"The Supreme Court could do quite a lot of damage to the right recognized in Roe without ever formally overruling it, simply by upholding state laws that make it harder and harder for women to obtain abortions without banning them", Vladeck said. He said those topics are "inappropriate to discuss".