These 3 Judges Lead President Trump's List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

These 3 Judges Lead President Trump's List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

These 3 Judges Lead President Trump's List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

The Maine Republican, whose support of Trump's nominee will likely prove critical to confirmation of the lifetime appointee to the nation's court, repeated Wednesday that she would not comment on support for potential candidates.

Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump's popularity.

President Donald Trump's commitment to select from a widely publicized list of Supreme Court candidates may have helped win him the White House - but it has also injected unprecedented politicking into the selection process for the next justice.

Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, are among President Donald Trump's potential nominees to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Six judges' names that have appeared on numerous reported shortlists include two Catholics: Brett Kavanaugh, of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Amy Coney Barrett, of the 7th Circuit; and Amul Thapar, Joan Larsen and Raymond Kethledge, all of the 6th Circuit; and Thomas Hardiman, of the 3rd Circuit.

The president also spoke by phone with Republican Sen.

Trump's choice to replace Kennedy - a swing vote on the nine-member court - has the potential to remake the court for a generation as part of precedent-shattering decisions on abortion, health care, gay marriage and other issues. 2, which would have shuttered most abortion clinics in the state. "But it could very well end up with states at some point".

Kennedy also voted in favor of several restrictions on the use of the death penalty while on the court, which prevent its use against minors and people with intellectual disabilities.

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The activity around Kavanaugh was an early glimpse of the frenzied jockeying around the short list of candidates in the run-up to Trump's July 9 announcement.

"There might not be that much of a difference".

"Kennedy moved the court in a strongly pro-free speech direction", said Moreland.

"If Donald Trump has his way, the next Supreme Court pick will turn the court against a woman's constitutional right to safe legal abortion", says a narrator. He's the only lawmaker on Trump's list. "I don't see how the Democrats could stop the nomination", he said.

Heersink also mentioned that anyone Trump might nominate would know what they have to say in a Senate hearing in order to be confirmed. Let the dogma live loudly on the Supreme Court. "They would make fine justices". Kethledge, a Michigan Law graduate who has been a Michigan-based appellate court judge for the past decade, would add academic diversity to a court steeped in the Ivy League. "Maybe even while you're still in law school", Kaveny said.

"I think I've made it pretty clear if a nominee has demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade and has said that they're not going to abide by that long-standing precedent, that I could not support that nominee", Collins told reporters at a holiday parade in Bangor.

Barrett wrote in 2013 that Supreme Court justices should rule according to the U.S. Constitution rather than judicial precedents, leading many people to presume she would support repealing the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. "I think you're going to be very impressed", Trump said during a dinner for US troops at The Greenbrier resort here. According to the source, the White House either Tuesday or Wednesday plans to take the nominee for his or her first visit to the Capitol for a sit-down with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary chairman Sen.

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