Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would prefer the president to expand his search beyond the list of 25 names the White House has released, saying he already filled his promise for a Federalist Society pick with Gorsuch and no single group should dictate the choices.
By picking a social conservative to replace Kennedy, Trump would have a reliable 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court, even on some of those hot-button social issues.
Earlier Friday, Trump made similar comments in an interview with Fox News and said he was looking for a nominee who closely models Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated in January 2017. But Trump could move to appoint a much more reliable conservative.
Matz worked with Kennedy from 2014 to 2015, when the justice issued the crucial fifth vote in the landmark gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges.
Democrat Bill Nelson, asked by reporters if a nominee's views on Roe v. Wade will be important to him, said, "very". Choosing his successor, which needs Senate approval, gives Trump the chance to mold the dominant ideology on the Supreme Court for years to come.
Possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a federal appeals court judge who clerked for Kennedy. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, lives in Kentucky and is close to McConnell; 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.
Trump thinks Lee would be easily confirmed by the Senate, but the president has expressed concern about keeping the Utah Senate seat in GOP hands, Bloomberg News reported. "I would tell my pro-life friends: You can be pro-life and conservative, but you can also believe in 'stare decisis, '" he said, citing the legal term involving legal precedent that means "to stand by things decided".
Yet Justice Kennedy's retirement, which comes as Republicans maintain a narrow majority in the Senate, may be something of a parting gift to the pro-life movement.
"You don't overturn precedent unless there's a good reason", Graham said.
The next audible voice is the signal officer, who can be heard telling Mr. Melendez that the president was onstage at his rally in Fargo, and would have to call back.
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) said auto tariffs will raise costs for automakers, which will eventually hit customers. Last year, about 36% of GM's US sales were imported, or about 1.1 million vehicles, according to research firm LMC Automotive.
There had been rumours for weeks about the Greek defender making the switch from Borussia Dortmund and now everything is official. Sokratis was previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, but has instead opted to join Arsenal .
Prices to (sic) high! Trump said in a tweet he had asked the king for such an increase and the king had agreed. This is one of Trump's plans to pressure the US' allies into cutting off funding to Iran.
The knife used in the stabbing was discarded before his arrest, and police searched the complex and a nearby canal for the weapon. Timmy Kinner was charged with wounding six children and three adults in the Saturday night attack at a Boise apartment complex.
Gone was the iconic Nike swoosh from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing. Ties are not broken there. "I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships".
President Trump has announced that he will name a candidate to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. Collins and fellow senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two nominally pro-choice Republicans in the Senate.
In fact, he's stopped answering the question altogether, although he tells Stephanopoulos that "I want to answer". Cohen initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.
Ahead of her border visit, Melania Trump dons a jacket that says 'I really don't care. "She does not care about these children". Another classroom had five cribs lined up against a wall. "Como estas?" the first lady said in Tucson , greeting the children.
Belgium very almost responded instantly, with Eden Hazard rocketing a shot off the post just after the reset. After catching a corner, Courtois rolled it to Kevin De Bruyne, who found Steven Meunier on the right wing.
O'Reilly, Beck Praise Ocasio-Cortez, Not Her Politics
Ocasio-Cortez did return to the Bronx after graduating from BU, returning to the same apartment she lived in until age 5. Democrats, overall, hate these people-and with the exception of Minnesota, Trump won all of those states.
Dell is going public again
Dell reported consolidated adjusted cash flow of $2.4 billion in its latest quarter, up by a third year-on-year. Other options have included a Dell public offering or combination with VMware , Dell said in a January filing.
Prince William concludes trip with tour of holy sites
Jordan's King Abdullah was particularly against such a move and expressed this during his visit to the White House this week. The official explained that 175 journalists also received injuries due to attacks by Tel Aviv troops.
New putter doesn't do much for slumping Tiger Woods
He produced one of the highlights of the day when his tee shot on the 201-yard par-3 ninth went with inches of going in the hole. They are four shots off the lead in a tie for 10th after shooting three-under par 67s. "We did a few things I'm very proud of".
LeBron James leaves Cleveland Cavaliers for Los Angeles Lakers
Oh, yes, there were memes on memes on memes, and it all starts with a great call-back to that photo from the 2018 NBA Finals. The Cavs are now faced with a roster that has more than $102 million in guaranteed contracts, and little chance to contend.