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Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement

Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement

"And I think any one of them should be supported", he said.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would prefer the president to expand his search beyond the list of 25 names the White House has released, saying he already filled his promise for a Federalist Society pick with Gorsuch and no single group should dictate the choices. It has emerged that the Trump administration heavily courted Kennedy to retire before the mid-term elections, giving Trump the potential to nominate a justice with a known majority in the Senate. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, who is an attorney but not a judge. Kavanaugh and Kethledge are both former law clerks to Kennedy at the Supreme Court.

Iowa's "heartbeat bill", which passed in May.

Louisiana and Mississippi's bans on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy - the earliest in the nation.

"The right to access abortion in this country is on the line", Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

Observers expect Trump's nominee to trade in Kennedy's uncertainty for a more steadfast position against LGBT rights.

About a dozen people with the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations gathered on the steps of City Hall today to speak out against the Supreme Court's decision, upholding portions of the travel ban. The court found the law violates the state constitution, and could make abortions unobtainable.

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A fourth woman on the court would be a USA record. "And these states have been passing laws trying to radically change that". "That's essentially what we're putting before the court and if they do their due diligence, they've got to answer".

Court-packing is most famously remembered as a ploy by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to attempt to protect his New Deal projects from the more conservative Supreme Court.

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

That idea could be tested in Arkansas. "The way he puts it, is someone who is quote, 'not weak, '" Leo said. John McCain of Arizona absent and unlikely to return to vote, the GOP has 50 votes to the Democrats' 49, and Vice President Pence holds a tie-breaking vote in case of other absences. The opinion established a less stringent test to evaluate laws that regulate abortions before viability: They can not impose an "undue burden" on the right to abortion. For example, he sided with the court's liberals by voting in favor of abortion rights and gay rights in key cases. Louisiana's 15-week law is also on hold pending the outcome of litigation in the MS law.

It's been a good week for groups that oppose abortion rights.

Since Trump's election, Democrats have been embroiled in an internal debate about the sanctity of institutional norms and rules that have been eroded by Trump and the Republican party.

State lawmakers pledge to keep trying. "I said I'm not going to do it".


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