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Trump spoke with three Supreme Court candidates

Sen. Joe Manchin III in Washington on May 9 Sen. Joe Manchin III in Washington on May 9
Leonard Rios | 04 July, 2018, 01:28

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement to oppose abortion.

The President announced over the weekend his plan to unveil the Supreme Court nominee the first Monday after the Fourth of July holiday weekend, saying "I will be making my choice for Justice of the United States Supreme Court on the first Monday after the July 4th Holiday, July 9th!"

Without Kennedy, the high court will have four justices picked by Democratic presidents and four picked by Republicans, giving Trump the chance to shift the ideological balance toward conservatives for years to come.

Eager to build suspense, Trump wouldn't divulge whom he's talking to in advance of his big announcement, set for July 9. The White House has also yet to announce who will shepherd the nominee through the Senate confirmation process, acting as the nominee's "sherpa". Susan Collins of ME said she was not comfortable with everyone he has considered. There may be other justices who share that view, and if so, Collins and Murkowski could support the president's nominee in any event.

"Well, I hope they keep thinking about it", Trump said of Democrats like Sen.

Exactly half of voters say they believe the Supreme Court is motivated by politics rather than law (50% to 42%).

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.

The four candidates interviewed so far, first reported by the Above the Law blog, are all federal appeals court judges whose names appear on a list of 25 supreme court prospects published past year by the White House.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, "will oversee White House outreach with key constituencies, coalitions, grassroots organizations and allies".

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If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup, a first since 1950. "Nine of the players on the pitch for Portugal are European champions, so that speaks of the quality, and we have been preparing for quite a while".

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When asked during a Fox News interview if he would appoint a pro-life Justice, President Donald Trump said many people are advising him against that decision.

All three voted for Gorsuch and met with Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss the vacancy.

Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Gorsuch have indicated broadly that they respect legal precedent.

Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and it's even closer because of the absence of ailing Sen. The ads will start appearing on Wednesday.

The Maine Republican added that "it would be inappropriate" to ask a judicial nominee how they are going to vote on a future case, including one challenging Roe.

Judge Kavanaugh sits on Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is a former clerk to Justice Kennedy.

And as a reminder of the horrific lengths people have previously gone to in order to perform unsafe abortions when the practice has not been available, abortion rights activists have been sending Senator Collins coat hangers to remind her of what they say is at stake, The Cut reported.

Collins spoke on ABC and CNN.

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