Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee

Katie Ramirez
June 30, 2018

This has, naturally, attracted the interest of Trump opponents.

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who worked for eight years at Deutsche Bank before joining the news network, cautioned about reaching conclusions because there are multiple parts of the bank that "can easily get confused and lumped together".

As the 2016 presidential campaign wound down, then-candidate Donald Trump made clear that if elected, he would work to see an end to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on his watch. But instead of celebrating publicly, some evangelical leaders are downplaying their fortune on an issue that has defined their movement for decades.

The sentiment, echoed by evangelical leaders across the country this past week, underscores the delicate politics that surround a moment many religious conservatives have longed for.

Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring, effective July 31, giving the president the opportunity to make a second pick for the Supreme Court. They would also be likely to several restrict access.

Two-thirds of Americans do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, according to a poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. In another, the court ruled in favor of a baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, yet left on the table the question of whether religious objections could be used to avoid complying with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.

Faris published his book in April, months before Kennedy announced his retirement. "I like them all", he said, calling the narrowed selections a group of "highly talented, very brilliant, mostly conservative judges".

Nowhere is that truer than with Kennedy's rulings that ended discrimination against gays because "Trump is all but assured to replace Kennedy with a judge who shares the conservatives' opposition to gay rights".

Some 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.

But states have a patchwork of laws, with red states tending to pass more restrictive abortion ones.

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Yet sweeping restrictions to abortion rights are certainly on the table, Moore noted. He added: "Evangelicals have never been more confident in the future of America than they are now". Thus far, the focus from both sides has been on whether Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, could be reversed.

Ninety percent of Democrats said the vacancy would make them more likely to vote for a Democratic Senate candidate in the November 6 election, compared with 81 percent of Republicans who said the issue would make them more likely to vote for a Senate candidate from their party. "They're going to do what they believe is right".

"They love him, and they love him in NY". With Trump's approval ratings at 41 per cent he's said it's no surprise the president is trying to highlight the Supreme Court vote to push voters to the polls. Trump has not publicly criticized Roberts since he's been president.

When I first read the Times story I wasn't sure whether the younger Kennedy, whose title was Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Capital Markets, would have been someone to actually make loans to someone like Trump as opposed to overseeing more complex or synthetic efforts like mortgage backed securities and such. Trump promised he would.

Senators, particularly Democratic ones, are warning the president that he should consult with lawmakers before making a choice.

The senator said he has talked with the White House about judicial vacancies, but would not say if he is among the front-runners.

Earlier in the day, Trump's senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters he could announce his nominee before he departs for summits with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and then Vladimir Putin. He said the White House has hosted roughly two dozen similar meetings since then in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House.

Ivanka Trump tweeted about the visit and posted a photo.

Exactly when Trump's nominee could join the Supreme Court, though, remains a question.

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