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The most interesting late development in Trump's Supreme Court derby

Democrats' long-shot plan to stop Trump's Supreme Court pick Donald Trump urged to avoid controversial Supreme Court pick
Kenny Thornton | 11 July, 2018, 00:02

The White House said Trump has interviewed four potential picks, all of whom are federal appeals court judges.

Casey's main point of contention was the role the "extreme-Right organization" played in shaping Trump's shortlist, which originally was created in 2016 and has since been modified. Eastern time during a prime-time address in the White House's East Room.

"When the Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court the American people will have another great justice, as he has already shown to be an independent, fair-minded judge who will honor the Constitution and the rule of law". That gave Trump his another chance to make a lasting impact on the Supreme Court and to give conservatives a 5-4 majority. Susan Collins, of ME, to speak out, told Stephanopoulos last week that a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade "would not be acceptable", because it indicates an "activist agenda" she didn't want to see in a judge.

Activists for the group prepared multiple versions of protest signs for a rally Monday night on the steps of the high court, not knowing whom Trump would ultimately pick.

The fact that the president chose another conservative justice is more important than the name of that justice.

A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother. During a presidential debate in 2016, Trump said Wade would be "automatically" overturned if he had the opportunity to appoint multiple justices.

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh's long march through conservative legal circles was not without its setbacks.

Given Mr. Trump's current legal challenges, Kavanaugh's opinions on these issues are sure to be intensely scrutinized during his upcoming confirmation hearings.

Both Donnelly and Manchin have said they oppose abortion except in cases of rape or incest, or if the life of the woman is at risk. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court.

According to The Associated Press, Sen.

Kyl also was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold a hearing on Trump's choice for the court.

Prince William and Duchess Kate christen third child Prince Louis
James's Palace in London , Prince George was dressed up in the newly made replica of the classic Victorian christening gown. He was baptized at the Chapel Royal on the grounds of St James's Palace in London , just like his older brother George .

"People who have been vetting or grooming justices for federal court openings have a much more developed process now than in 1987", when Kennedy was nominated, he said. He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators.

"Everyone out here tonight is sending a huge message to our senator, that his action ... or his inaction of late is totally unacceptable", Ricky Silver, a member of the left-wing activist group Empire State Indivisible, shouted on his megaphone to the dozens of demonstrators outside Schumer's Midtown Manhattan office. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. Getting a nominee through takes time.

Before announcing his choice, Trump paused a moment to thank Kennedy for a lifetime of service.

Kethledge also has supporters.

Another Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Sunday assailed Trump's reliance on a list of potential nominees endorsed by the conservative Federalist Society.

LEAHY: Well, I think the litmus test is what the president said. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a legal clerk for Justice Kennedy", Trump added, saying Kavanaugh "deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support". A conservative will tip the balance of the court for the first time in decades, and that puts Democrats in a bind.

Kethledge serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kennedy announced his plans for retirement in June.

Some conservatives have questioned his commitment to social issues like abortion.

Former President George W. Bush nominated him to the appeals court in 2003. As an attorney, Kavanaugh worked for the special counsel investigating former President Bill Clinton, who was eventually impeached, and also worked for the Bush campaign during the 2000 presidential election recount.

Kethledge went to the University of Michigan, and then Michigan Law, where he graduated second in his class.

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