Trump talks to 3 more candidates for Supreme Court vacancy
Trump talks to 3 more candidates for Supreme Court vacancy
Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
05 July, 2018, 06:43
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of ME, prominent in the endangered species called a moderate Republican, said over the weekend that she would not support a Trump nominee for Anthony Kennedy's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court who was "hostile to Roe v. Wade", meaning the right of a woman to choose abortion.
Trump is expected to begin his search in earnest this week at the White House and said the process could include interviews at his golf club before he reaches a final decision following the Fourth of July holiday. At the same time, Trump predicted a "vicious" debate over the nominee. Most courts had found that it was a ban on Muslims - which violated the Constitution's establishment clause - because the president repeatedly said it was.
Dissenting from that decision, Kavanaugh warned that the court was embracing "a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in US government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand".
On Friday, the president said he had narrowed the field to about five, and sources familiar with the president's thinking say the top contenders are Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals; Amy Coney Barrett, who was named by Trump to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Raymond Kethledge of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Amul Thapar, whom Trump named to the 6th Circuit.
"I think he's absolutely brilliant, with the right temperament", McConnell said Saturday, but added that he had no idea whom Trump will pick. "And that would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent, a fundamental tenet of our judicial system".
Then there's another cluster who just went through the more modern confirmation process - highly partisan with nearly no Democratic support - to secure seats on the federal appeals court.
Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51-49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.
The president spoke by phone with Republican Sen. Few of them went up in the air.
Kaine said those groups are well within their rights to stake out their strongly held beliefs against abortion, but said the law is a separate argument. With McCain possibly not able to vote, Trump would need the support of Democrats to win confirmation. Every candidate for justice knows that with Trump the posturing is all that counts and that, like the chief justice, they had better not flout the will of a majority of voting Americans. They were the only Democrats to do so. That follows the tradition of the last 32 years of finding the next justice from those circuit courts, to the point where eight of the nine current members on the high court served on an appellate court.
She also made clear that she "would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade", on CNN's "State of the Union". "But we do have a majority in the Senate on the two key issues that we think will define the fight: We do have a majority in the Senate that think Roe v Wade should not be overturned. I am not going to vote for anyone who tells me they are going to decide a case before the facts are presented".
The public is also split on whether the Court has a partisan lean, with 31% saying it is too conservative, 19% feeling it is too liberal, and 41% believing it is just right.
"But", he told Maria Bartiromo, "I'm putting conservative people on". "Well, maybe someday it will be to the states".
"What we are here to do is try to break it down for everybody so that they understand, no matter what the issue that you care about, at the end of the day, it always comes down to the courts", Kang said.
Hopes were also high for finding some kind of access through fissures on the mountainside that might lead to shafts into the cave. Even if the boys were taught diving skills, taking them out of the cave would still be risky.
Players and teams are free to negotiate and agree on new contracts , but they can't officially sign them until Friday morning PT. Lakers are searching potential free agents this summer with San Antonio Spurs man Kawhi Leonard a rumoured key target.
The Italian closed with an 8-under 62 for an eight-shot victory, matching the largest margin this year on the PGA Tour. Lahiri, who had a fine three-under 67 on first day, needed pars on his last three holes to survive and make the cut.
Users on the premium tier would see their streams halve from four to two and lose access to HDR , but keep 4K viewing. Now this plan has not officially launched yet, but Netflix is currently testing it as an option for some subscribers.
Also getting their campaigns under way on Monday are five-time women's champion Venus Williams against Johanna Larsson. However, even Federer can not escape the giant shadow cast on the sporting landscape by the ongoing World Cup.
Despite topping its group undefeated, coach Oscar Tabarez's team did little to raise expectations in the tournament's open stages. Ronaldo won Euro 2016 with Portugal and has proven himself to be his country's greatest ever player.
Champions find a way. "They have many qualities", he said. "That was a test for the team and its character". "No more Narcissism. Just because he overreacts doesn't mean the Brazilian hasn't got a point.
Gareth Southgate's team won 4-3 on spot-kicks after the World Cup "Round of 16" match finished 1-1 following extra time . England by contrast struggled to beat Tunisia in the first game before putting six past minnows Panama.
He said: "Of course I will put my name forward". "It's a youthful squad but we've still got those experienced players in there". Statistics suggest that players have an 89 percent chance of scoring if the team's last two shootouts have been successful.
Extreme heat affects everyone, Environment Canada said. "A cold front will usher in a slightly cooler air mass for (Monday)". A new heat warning system is now in place to warn Nova Scotians when hot and humid weather has the potential to be harmful.
A pub where a mass brawl broke out during yesterday's England match has announced it will not be showing any more World Cup games. But, in the last 30 years, how many times have England beaten Sweden? England have finally broken their penalty shoot-out curse.
The groups said their goal is to have ICE abolished and get lawmakers to stop "caging migrants" in detention facilities. This comes in response to far-left attacks and mass protests against immigration enforcement.
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Trump spoke with three Supreme Court candidates
The Republicans' 51-to-49 majority in the Senate is even closer because of the absence of ailing Senator John McCain of Arizona. Prior to that, he served in private practice and clerked for Sixth Circuit Court Judge Ralph Guy and U.S.
Lance Stephenson signing with Lakers
Even without Paul George , who agreed to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that makes the Lakers an instant contender. Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year.