Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jul 09, 2018,
Jul 09, 2018, 2:02
That law was struck down by the Supreme Court, as she pointed out, by the vote of five justices in 2016 in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. If she's chosen and confirmed, it would be the first time four women would serve together on the nine-member Supreme Court. Judge Barrett already has more judicial experience than Elena Kagan had when she was nominated to the Supreme Court, so any liberal opponents will be unable to claim that Barrett needs more judicial experience.
Dorothy Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania professor of law and sociology, said Wednesday that a conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade and ultimately criminalize miscarriages.
The Republican governor said during a radio interview that the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion "should not be an issue" that decides whether a nominee to the bench is successful.
Jennings said, "It became clear to him that one of the things he could do is set up the next president to remake the judiciary". He's a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
Sri Srinivasan, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, came closest to be named but lost in one-to-one toss up in 2016, when President Barack Obama went with Merrick Garland, whose nomination was blocked by a Republican-controlled USA senate.
A person familiar with the search process confirms Pence's participation. But her main rejoinder to Hawley is that he has signed on to a lawsuit from 20 conservative states that takes aim at the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions - one of the most popular portions of the law. The U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment in October and she received commission on November 2, 2017. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has told colleagues he might not vote for Kavanaugh because of the judge's role during the Bush administration on cases involving executive privilege and the disclosure of documents to Congress. He also was a colleague of Trump's sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who stopped hearing cases previous year.
"When the president presents the Senate with his choice for the Supreme Court, I will thoroughly review the record and qualifications of that nominee", Donnelly said in a readout of the meeting.
Some social conservatives fear Kavanaugh isn't committed to issues that matter to them, like abortion.
White House officials close to the U.S. president say personality will be as important a factor as politics in the decision, a strategy Mr Trump has taken with previous high-profile appointments. Kavanaugh also was a clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski, who retired abruptly a year ago as allegations of sexual misconduct grew.
Starting from a list of 25 names vetted by conservative groups, Trump has also given serious consideration to federal appeals court judges Amul Thapar and Joan Larsen, and it's possible the White House will prepare materials on more people.
All the three women on the US Supreme Court now - Ruth Baden Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - are liberal and support Roe v. Wade and will oppose any attempt to overturn it. Coney Barrett's vote, the columnist argued, would broad-base the opposition to it.
Kavanaugh remains in the running, though Kethledge's stock is said to be rising. He also has a great resume, a strong background.
Before that, Kethledge was counsel to then-Sen. This will be the second nominee Trump will put forward. In addition, Trump is thought to be looking for a nominee with superior academic credentials.
Trump's shortlist has been narrowed down to just a few candidates.
"I get an extra 20 IQ points from being in that office", Kethledge told the website Above the Law.