Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Will Amy Coney Barrett be Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Will Amy Coney Barrett be Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Shah, who serves as principal deputy press secretary under Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "will oversee communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Capitol Hill allies", Sanders said in a statement.

President Donald Trump has spoken with seven potential candidates and is set to announce his decision on Monday.

"I had a very, very interesting morning", Trump said on Monday, according to the Post, which reported that he described the candidates as "outstanding people", but did not name them.

"Her judicial philosophy is well known from her many academic writings, so she would not be a dreaded stealth nominee who would provoke conservative opposition", stated a letter to Trump from leaders of the socially conservative American Family Association, American Principles Projection, and the Judicial Action Group. Susan Collins, putting pressure on the so-called "moderate" Republican from ME to vote against any nominee who does not support access to abortion care and to defend Roe vs. Wade.

The future orientation of the Supreme Court depends on who will succeed Kennedy, a conservative.

Several of the women anxious about Trump's tweets and about new restrictions on clinics that perform abortions. Kennedy often sided with more liberal justices on issues like abortion and gay rights. Prior to his exit, the Republican appointees on the court delivered several key conservative rulings, including a decision to uphold Trump's travel order.

"Obama chose two, the president before him, Bush, chose two, Clinton chose two, the first Bush chose two, and before that, Ronald Reagan chose three", Walker said.

During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump reminded supporters the next president would determine the ideological direction of the Supreme Court - and the nation - for a generation. But during his Senate confirmation hearing, he said he accepts Roe v. Wade as "the law of the land".

The president also predicted that the confirmation of his eventual pick was "going to go very quickly", with a "lot of support" including from Democrats if "the right person" is nominated. Harry Reid. The Reid rule requires only a simple majority to confirm a judicial nominee without the threat of indefinite delay through a filibuster.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), on Wednesday reiterated that she would not vote for any Supreme Court nominee chosen by President Trump if they have "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade.

But in the 45 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, some states have chipped away it, passing state regulations that have made abortion more hard to access. "It has been established as a constitutional right for...45 years and was reaffirmed 26 years ago", Collins told ABC on Sunday. "We believe him. For the sake of women in ME, and across the country, we hope Senator Collins does too", NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement. But at least three Supreme Court judges have retired or are expected to retire in a few years.

For now, the liberal groups have launched a campaign against all candidates on Mr.Trump's list.

While the Republican Party has become more unified than it's been in years with Trump in the White House, familiar fissures are re-emerging between religious conservatives who champion social issues and legal conservatives who abhor government encroachment.

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