Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, are getting the brunt of television ads in their districts and in Washington, D.C., urging them to vote no. Susan Collins indicating that's what she intends to do.

Trump is slated to announce his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a dramatic primetime address at 9 p.m. ET. The source said he would not be surprised if Trump firmed up his choice before leaving for a trip to Montana later on Thursday. Even if all 49 Senate Democrats vote no - hardly a given with red-state Sens.

Two abortion-rights Republican senators thought most likely to flip, Sens.

Conservative federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge are the two most serious contenders who President Donald Trump is considering for the U.S. Supreme Court, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday. As with with Neil Gorsuch, the justice appointed to replace the late Antonin Scalia past year, Trump's top candidates are selected from a list of conservative justices first drafted during the 2016 election. The list was by and large the intellectual brainchild of the Federalist Society, the association of conservative lawyers.

In January, Interim State Senate President Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) introduced the Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women bill -aka "NASTY Women" - to prevent MA laws such as an outright ban on abortion from being reinforced should the Supreme Court ruling Roe be overturned.

This is the point that Democrats are working diligently to broadcast.

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"He looks, walks and quacks like John G. Roberts Jr.", said former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II, referencing the chief justice of the United States, who angered conservatives with his rulings on President Barack Obama's signature health-care law. "I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade", Collins said. "You're going to have to do some outreach to people across the aisle if you're going to have any chance of defeating anyone outside the judicial mainstream". Has the president informed Republican Party leaders who he will nominate?

Hardiman is now a judge for the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

For me, the key is selecting a confirmable nominee from among this stellar group. "The American people since Trump became president have gone to airports to protect immigrants, they've marched for women's rights".

And all that has to happen is Republicans need at least 50 "yes" votes. On the other, voting to confirm the nominee could hurt their support among the Democratic base.

But convincing Collins and Murkowski is hardly a given.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump pledged to nominate judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Coney Barrett past year during her confirmation hearing in an exchange about the judge's Catholic faith - a comment that was roundly criticized by religious leaders.

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