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Trump weighs 2 or 3 candidates for court

Trump weighs 2 or 3 candidates for court

In his weekly presidential address, Trump said his "greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written".

"So it makes it all the more important that we get someone who is going to be a person of integrity and someone who is going to make a decision based on precedent, based on the rule of law, and not someone who is ideological", said Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. He was considered for the last Supreme Court vacancy, but didn't meet with Trump then.

President Trump has spent most of this week interviewing candidates for the SCOTUS nomination. They see an opportunity now with Trump in the White House. The "person that is chosen will be outstanding". Jim Kessler, vice president of Third Way, the centrist Democratic group, said of Obama's Affordable Care Act, which the Senate narrowly thwarted Trump from dismantling previous year.

Their states' conservative voters would be uncomfortable with a senator voting "no" based on abortion rights.

Pence met in person with Kethledge and Barrett while he was vacationing in IN earlier this week and met with Kavanaugh at the Naval Observatory on Wednesday, said a person familiar with the process who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on a Chicago appeals court, could be on President Trump's list of Supreme Court picks.

Garland serves on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, along with leading high court canidate Brett Kavanaugh. He is a graduate of the University of MI, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. "And I will devote all my energies to ensuring that we confirm the kind of Supreme Court justice America needs: a justice who says what the law is, not what she wants it to be; a justice who calls balls and strikes instead of swinging for the fences; a justice whose foremost allegiance is to the American people and to the Constitution". After his clerkships, he joined one of Michigan's top law firms before becoming in-house counsel for Ford Motor Company. He is based in MI. He attended Yale both as an undergraduate and law student, and served as a law clerk to Kennedy.

Though Kennedy was a Republican appointee who has often sided with the court's right flank, Wu called the judge - who authored the opinions on many landmark gay-rights cases - the most vocal ally LGBTQ people have had on the Supreme Court. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix.

Trump plans to announce his pick on July 9.

"He looks, walks and quacks like John G. Roberts Jr.", said former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II, referencing the chief justice of the United States, who angered conservatives with his rulings on President Barack Obama's signature health-care law.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. Additionally, it's worth keeping mind that, even before the retirement announcement by Justice Kennedy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had announced that the Senate will be returning from the August recess early, on August 13th, to deal with pending nominations.

Collins' office did not immediately respond to questions from the Bangor Daily News, but she has been a target of progressive groups in the fight over Kennedy's replacement over the past week. And she engendered some - or I should say Senator Feinstein engendered some controversy when, at Judge Barrett's confirmation hearings, she said something to the nominee along the lines of the dogma - meaning Catholic teaching - lives loudly within you.


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