Trump to Have Supreme Court Pick by July 9

Trump to Have Supreme Court Pick by July 9

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office told reporters he will "immediately" begin the search for a new Supreme Court justice.

The Supreme Court opted not to intervene in a case challenging that law in May, saying it would wait for lower courts to rule, but the issue is likely to return to the court in coming years.

"Those same justices were not deferential to President [Barack] Obama with respect to [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] and [Deferred Action for Parents of Americans], but they are showing extreme deference to this President on this proclamation even on the face of explicitly discriminatory public statements". Judges Amy Coney Barrett, whom Trump named to the federal appeals court in Chicago, and Raymond Kethledge, a former Kennedy law clerk who serves on the appeals court based in Cincinnati, also may be considered.

RAYMOND KETHLEDGE of Michigan, US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit: Kethledge is also a former Kennedy clerk and was among those under consideration by Trump past year.

"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.

Trump did not name the five names on his short list, which he has said will be pulled from a list of 25 judges he first released during the 2016 campaign.

Esseks said he is hopeful the new justice will embrace recent legal victories in gay rights battles and urged senators to press the nominee on the issue during the confirmation process after Trump announces his pick.


Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had blocked Garland's nomination on grounds 2016 was a presidential election year, and the new president should have the opportunity to pick a justice. When McConnell adopted "the Reid Rule" a year ago for Supreme Court nominees to break Democrats' filibuster against the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, he was merely allowing the majority of the Senate to advise and consent.

Trump says he thinks that is "inappropriate to discuss".

The chief justice also was in dissent from the court's first major climate change decision in 2007, when it held that the Environmental Protection Agency could regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as air pollutants.

According to Leonard Leo of Federalist Society, who has advised the president on judicial picks, it's possible a vote in the Senate on a Supreme Court nominee could come as early as the last week of September. "We're hoping there will be some Democratic support", he said, "We're not assuming this is just going to be a straight party-line vote. Usually they don't say that". "And that'll happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court".

Trump's nominee must win confirmation by the Senate.

If Roe v. Wade is not overturned outright, expect it to become much easier for states to impose extreme restrictions on access to abortion. "We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall".

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