Trump completes interviews of Supreme Court candidates

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At the center of this effort are Sen.

Democrat-aligned groups are pressuring potential swing senators - especially moderate Republicans like Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins - to oppose Trump's eventual nominee, arguing in part that landmark decisions like abortion-legalizing Roe v. Wade could be at risk. "I do not think that the majority's references to the jury's moral judgment are necessary to resolve this case", wrote Judge Eric Clay, who came to the same conclusion upholding Gabrion's death sentence, but wrote separately specifically to object to Kethledge's sweeping moral reasoning. All three were nominated by Republican presidents. Republicans control the chamber 51-49, but Sen.

Cruz's antidote to the mistakes of the past is to pick a nominee who is a known factor, someone who is "battle-tested, ready, and willing to serve: Sen". After the Obama administration issued its 2011 Dear Colleague Letter urging schools to adopt a lower standard of proof for cases of sexual misconduct, the Justice Department began investigating whether schools were complying, even though that letter, like Tuesday's shift in policy by the Trump administration, did not alter the law.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.

This is the judicial model that made Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas so revered by conservatives, and it is why Justice Neil Gorsuch has been such a strong success for President Trump. The list was by and large the intellectual brainchild of the Federalist Society, the association of conservative lawyers. "It's obvious he has made pro-life issues a priority in his administration, their concern is absolutely valid and I'm happy to embrace that", said Mary Kate Knorr, Illinois Right to Life executive director.

Trump has said he plans to announce his nominee to replace the retiring Anthony M. Kennedy on Monday.

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This is the point that Democrats are working diligently to broadcast. The campaign will invest heavily in the ME and Alaska markets to stoke the mounting pressure on Collins and Murkowski to vote against the nominee.

Kavanaugh is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before he was nominated to the D.C. circuit by George W. Bush, he was Bush's White House staff secretary and worked for Bush during the 2000 Florida vote recount. Right? And they are all great. In November, voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at precluding arguments for access to abortion under the state constitution, should the Supreme Court ever send the question of abortion back to the states. A document obtained by TIME that outlines Senate Democratic strategy notes that any nominee that augurs a potential threat to the ACA - particularly to protections for people with preexisting medical conditions - is likely to convince an undecided senator to vote against them.

The American Family Association spoke for many conservatives when they sent a letter to President trump saying, "we prayerfully, strongly, and humbly implore you to select the nominee with a demonstrably constitutional judicial philosophy and a verifiably strong will against political pressure..."

Amy Coney Barrett, 46, is a former law clerk to Scalia and was appointed to serve on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals by Trump a year ago.

That advertising campaign, directed at Collins, asks whether or not she believes past statements by the president signaling he could seek to appoint justices that would upend the Roe v. Wade precedent.

Democrats say that a Barrett nomination would simplify the task of opposition research.

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