McConnell: 'We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall'
McConnell: 'We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall'
US Supreme Court judge to retire
01 July, 2018, 04:43
Despite the Republican majority, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she's confident senators can be persuaded to hold off.
"Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should follow the rule they set in 2016: not to consider a Supreme Court justice in an election year", said the NY lawmaker.
It is hard to know how reliable such polling is, but for whatever it is worth: A significant number of voters in 2016 said - perhaps they were minting a retrospective rationale for an unpleasant act - that they voted for Donald Trump because they consider the Supreme Court supremely important, and they trusted Trump more than his opponent to fill the empty seat, the one occupied by Antonin Scalia until his death in February 2016.
McConnell refused to even grant a committee hearing to President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, arguing that voters should decide the issue.
Indeed, a similar scenario played out in 2016 and, two years later, the strategy is proving successful for Republicans. He said the voices of millions of Americans heading to the polls this fall "deserve to be heard".
Trump spoke about his plans for nominating a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy aboard Air Force One en route to Bedminster, N.J.
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Trump now has a chance to nominate a second justice who could cement the court's conservative bend and deliver Republican victories for years to come.
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"It is imperative that the president's nominee be considered fairly and not subjected to personal attacks", McConnell said.
Kennedy has always been a key swing vote, so Trump's selection could tilt the court in a more conservative direction for years to come.
Justice Kennedy, 81, announced in a letter to President Trump that he would be stepping down from the court on July 31. Chris Hollen (D-MD) said Kennedy's replace should assume the bench after November.
Once again, Trump will draw this time from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the campaign and updated last fall, with advice from Leo and other conservatives.
Trump told reporters the process would "begin immediately". And in decisions announced this week, Kennedy voted with the majority to uphold the third iteration of Trump's so-called travel ban and to free public workers from paying mandatory fees to labor unions.
"The left is going to try very hard to say this is all about overturning Roe", said Johnnie Moore, a Southern Baptist minister who was a co-chairman of the Trump campaign's evangelical advisory board. Religious conservatives will consider this Providential and will, for perhaps the first time, thank God for Kennedy. But Kennedy was the court's leading champion of gay rights and he joined the court's liberals in cases on abortion, affirmative action and the death penalty. And it is likely that Kennedy's retirement, by focusing attention on the Supreme Court and hence on the Senate, will redound to the benefit of Republicans this autumn.
"Political speeches are just that, but the next day, I'm ready to get to work", Heitkamp said in a statement following a private meeting with the president. So they need at least a 51-49 edge to reject any Trump judicial nomination. Kennedy has seemed to relish his frequent role as the decisive fifth vote in numerous important decisions, particularly two, one preserving Roe v. Wade and access to abortion as a fundamental constitutional right, the other establishing same-sex marriage as such a right.
Cases dealing with abortion and contraception are the most likely healthcare cases to be affected by Kennedy's retirement, Tim Jost, JD, emeritus professor of law at Washington & Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia., said in a phone interview.
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Of the five candidates believed to be frontrunners , all five have spoken at Federalist Society events, reports Business Insider . He helped compile a 25-person list of likely nominees from which Trump has said he will make his selection.
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After President Trump made his first speech to Congress in February 2017, he was filmed exchanging pleasantries with U.S. US President Donald Trump says he plans to announce his nominee for a new Supreme Court judge on 9 July.
Other possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Asked how much Collins and Murkowski should weigh abortion in their decision, Feinstein said, "That's up to them".
The move helped upend one of the world's most important trading relationships and soured ties between Ottawa and Washington. The US and Canada are also in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes Mexico.
While these sites can not be detected by monitoring groups, they are assumed to remain operational, according to Wit. Shortly after the summit with Kim, Trump declared that there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".
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