Trump interviews with possible Supreme Court nominees begin

Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine said Sunday that any judge who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade has an

A Court that seemed likely, after Justice Antonin Scalia's death in 2016, to shift in a "liberal" direction could well embrace a more "conservative" approach, not only to statutory and constitutional interpretation, but also with respect to its own role in our government, our policies, and our culture.

Trump said during his presidential campaign he'd appoint justices who oppose that decision.

It must be remembered that Anthony Kennedy, while laudably the occasional protector of the speech and privacy rights of flag burners, women and sexual minorities, authored one of the worst decisions of the past two decades: Citizens United v. FEC (2009), which declared that the deep coffers of corporations and other monied interests were a form of corporate speech and that the owners could not be restrained from using their bounty limitlessly to elect or defeat politicians of their choosing. His nominee must win Senate confirmation. Harry Reid. The Reid rule requires only a simple majority to confirm a judicial nominee without the threat of indefinite delay through a filibuster.

She stressed the importance of the nomination - The centrist Kennedy's retirement will give Trump the opportunity to move the court solidly to the right, and a vacancy on the court could become a key issue in the midterm elections.

He has the backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Sunday that the White House had told her "there have been a few additional, potential nominees added" to Trump's previously-published list of potential Supreme Court picks. And among other reasons he cited how that will help, he said when the Roe v. Wade ruling is overturned, which he hopes it will be, "it would be better if it were not done by only male justices, with every female justice in dissent".

"We have a particular success with Murkowski and Collins, obviously, in the ACA fight, " said Brad Woodhouse, the executive director of Protect our Care, a liberal umbrella group that did organizing around the fights in 2017 over what had been President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. That is to say, the legal war will continue, with some encouragement to the handful of Arkansas legislators whose reason for existence is to make it a crime for women to get an abortion. Vice President Mike Pence can be called on to break a tie.

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.

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Appointed by President Ronald Reagan after two nominees failed to be confirmed, Kennedy has always been feted by many liberals for these stands.

If Trump succeeds in pushing through another pro-life justice, it could mean the end of Roe v. Wade and a rollback of America's abortion regime.

Hardiman is considered a solid conservative who tends to favor more expansive gun rights and has voted to limit the rights of prisoners.

In announcing last week that he is stepping down, Kennedy said he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Larsen's and Kethledge's names were included on the Trump administration's list of prospective Supreme Court picks.

The Washington State Supreme Court held oral arguments Thursday for initiative 940, a measure approved by the Washington Legislature that would make new standards around police shootings. The appointments flipped the makeup of the nation's lower courts.

When he was confirmed to the federal appeals court in D.C.in 2006, Bush took the unusual step of hosting a Rose Garden swearing-in ceremony with 120 guests to celebrate.

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