The Trump Presidency: Trump is due to announce pick for Supreme Court

The Trump Presidency: Trump is due to announce pick for Supreme Court

The privilege of naming justices to the U.S. Supreme Court - judges whose decisions could affect the lives of Americans for decades - is one of the most consequential choices a president can make. She pointed to the confirmation process of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 in which she said that all women should be afforded the right to privacy to make their own decision. Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states. "Every one. You can't go wrong". Susan Collins said she wouldn't support a nominee hostile to the court's precedent in Roe v. Wade - and the conservative Barrett has expressed a willingness to reverse precedent she sees as wrongly decided. While that argument won't sway Republicans, their strategy could stiffen Democratic resolve to oppose the nominee. All three voted to confirm Gorsuch and are up for re-election in states that Trump won handily.

"They're good judges", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press". I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told the president over the weekend that Hardiman and Kethledge would face the fewest obstacles to confirmation.

President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, background right, board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 8, 2018, en route to Washington from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

The president is said to be leaning toward Hardiman. That decision was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year in a landmark ruling. "And after that 36 year period, we only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe".

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Kavanaugh, 53, was appointed to the Washington-based appeals court in 2003 by former President George W. Bush. Susan Collins of ME, who has expressed disquiet about the nomination of a judge who might overturn Roe v. Wade.

In the course of the 2016 election, Trump made changing the face of the U.S. supreme court a key campaign pledge that was instrumental in firing up his base of right-wing conservative voters.

Track record: Barrett's recent ascension to the appeals court means she does not have the long, conservative record that lawmakers on the right find reassuring.

Current position: Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to a lifetime appointment on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this past October. 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.

Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. I'll be deciding tonight or tomorrow sometime by 12 o'clock, and we're all gonna be meeting at 9 o'clock.

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