White House declines to name Supreme Court candidates
White House declines to name Supreme Court candidates
Van Tine Dennis Sipa USA
03 July, 2018, 11:12
Kennedy revealed last week that he's retiring from his post after 30 years in office, raising concerns that Trump' new pick could potentially reverse the Supreme Court decisions on Roe V. Wade, which legalized access to safe abortions, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriages. Trump also spoke about the increasing number of Democrats who have called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), something Trump said he considers also considers beneficial for Republicans headed into the midterms.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of only two Republican senators who supports abortion rights, told ABC's This Week she's looking for a nominee who would demonstrate a respect for precedent and that she sees Roe as settled law.
She reiterated that Trump does not intend to ask any of the candidates for their views on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that affirmed women's right to abortion. "If chosen as the nominee, she will be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and to strike down preexisting conditions protections in the ACA". Republicans now hold a 51-seat majority in the Senate, and a Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed by a simple majority of votes. Teams of attorneys from the White House Counsel's Office and Department of Justice are working to ensure the President has all the information he needs to choose his nominee. "I'm actually told that I shouldn't be".
US President Donald Trump has appointed an Indian-American official, Raj Shah, to a key role in the contentious process of the appointment of the next justice of the Supreme Court, the White House announced on Monday.
If there is a danger of losing Republican votes, the nominee could prevail by courting Democratic senators seeking re-election this year in states Trump carried in 2016, including Sens.
Possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a federal appeals court judge who clerked for Kennedy.
Hume said if Trump loses the support of Collins and Murkowski "it's hard to believe" the Republicans would "pick up any Democrats" to achieve a majority confirming the nominee. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderate Republicans who support access to abortion services and aren't up for re-election, making it less likely either will feel pressure to be in lockstep with the polarizing president. "Susan Collins can not simultaneously say she supports Roe v. Wade and support anybody on that list; that would be quite hypocritical".
"You don't overturn precedent unless there's a good reason", Graham said. "If he picks someone who is hardcore on Roe v. Wade or hardcore on repealing health care that's a bigger lift".
"Well, I hope they keep thinking about it", Trump said of Democrats like Sen.
Under the Dublin rules, asylum-seekers must be processed in the country in which they first arrive - often Italy, Greece or Spain. Germany's new hard-line interior minister, Horst Seehofer, has given her until the end of June to curb new migrant arrivals.
This is the first classified national security payload, or NSS payload, award for SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy . The military launch is presently scheduled to occur in September 2020 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
John Bolton said top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo will be discussing that plan with North Korea in the near future. The post of the USA ambassador to South Korea was vacant for more than a year after Trump took office in 2017.
Colombia's victory over Senegal was bittersweet with star playmaker James Rodriguez suffering a calf injury. In terms of the changes in the team, they had a game four days ago in extreme heat [in Nizhny Novgorod].
The Phoenix Suns announced the team's four 2018 draft picks: Deandre Ayton , Mikal Bridges , Elie Okobo and George King . He was selected to the USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Team and was also a McDonalds and Jordan Brand All-American.
I am thinking of our team being able to play in different ways. "Russia would not have progressed if it was not a good team. We have a good opponent in the next round, it will be hard ", said Lovren , who is expected to return to the starting XI.
James is now eligible to sign a five-year supermax deal with the Cavaliers that would be worth $205 million over five seasons. The Lakers could take a conservative approach by signing James, and retaining Julius Randle, who is a restricted free agent.
African side Senegal , became the victims of the fair play tiebreaker, after they finished level on points with Japan in Group H . And because the two teams drew 2-2 when they played each other, they could not be separated through their head-to-head records.
Five male suspects were taken into custody Sunday for their connection in the brutal slaying of a 15-year-old boy in The Bronx. Four other suspects have been arrested by the New York Police Department but have yet to be charged .
Follow the live updates from the two Group A clashes, where Russian Federation takes on Uruguay and Egypt plays Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scores his team's second goal against Egypt during their World Cup match on June 25, 2018.
She also added the incident left her feeling frightful and heart-wrenched because the girl's mother started yelling at her. As soon as she approaches the woman to film her face, the caller squats behind a wall in a futile attempt to seek a cover.
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Among those charged were 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses and other medical personnel, the announcement states. A list of states where the alleged fraud and crimes happened is available here.
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Portugal will be boosted by the return of Joao Moutinho, who only appeared as a late substitute against Iran due to illness. The two teams juxtapose one another nicely heading into what could be a frantic round-of-16 clash, too.
Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol
Xhaka curled the ball through traffic to tie the game at 1-1, and Ivanovic suddenly became a very unpopular man on social media. Such displays have angered some Serbian fans, who often wear T-shirts bearing the map of Kosovo with the Serbian flag on it.