Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v Wade 'hostility'

Collins would oppose court pick with Roe v Wade 'hostility'

President Trump re-iterates when he will be revealing who he is nominating to fill retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's' seat. In the third presidential debate in October of 2016, Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he wanted to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe.

Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy that will be created when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retires from the court July 31.

"In cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey, he did not address the most critical issues and allowed for a swamp of mismatched abortion laws that permit the abortion industry to continue to operate in ways that harm women as well as preborn children", Ms. Hawkins said in a statement.

Whoever the new justice is will pick up where Kennedy left off nearly surely will cast a more conservative vote next term. The current record for longest service on the Supreme Court is held by William O. Douglas, who served for 36 years from 1939 to 1975. The average age of the circuit court nominations he made in his first year was 49, and for district judges, the average age was 51.

Trump says he thinks that is "inappropriate to discuss". But The New York Times also reported Trump said he's pinpointed about five finalists, including two women.

"We're not looking at this as a strictly partisan vote", said Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he asked Kennedy whether he had any possible candidates in mind.


One of the frontrunners is reportedly Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whom Mr. Trump nominated to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago.

Leo said Trump was "committed to a full-throttle process" that includes meeting with several top contenders.

When divided by party affiliation, about 53 percent of Republicans said they would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned. Trump welcomed Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp as part of the effort.

Trump quickly delivered on that promise by selecting Neil Gorsuch, who has become one of the most conservative justices. And outside supporters have already begun a public advocacy campaign, focusing their pressure on Democratic senators in states that supported Trump. And the White House is expressing optimism that some Democrats will ultimately come on board.

Matz worked with Kennedy from 2014 to 2015, when the justice issued the crucial fifth vote in the landmark gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges.

In his Air Force One conversation with reporters, during the quick afternoon flight to New Jersey from Washington, Trump singled out one potential candidate for the court, Sen.

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