Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Trump names Indian-American to key role in appointment of SC justice

Trump names Indian-American to key role in appointment of SC justice

"Donald Trump has been crystal clear". "I'm not going to vote for that person just because they're for Roe v. Wade", she said. "We're going to give you a great one".

President Donald Trump is in the process of picking a replacement for outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and at least two MI judges are being closely considered.

The shortlist is widely rumored to include U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of IN; U.S. Appeals Court Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania; U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, who formerly clerked for Kennedy; U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI; and U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky, according to the Washington Post. Trump also nominated 94 district court judges, with the Senate confirming 20 to date, and 15 judges in other key courts, of which the Senate has confirmed five.

As Trump readies his nominee, which he says he'll announce on July 9, what is the status of abortion in the United States now? The person spoke about Paul's views on condition of anonymity.

That Bush White House era last had its share of judicial wars, as Democrats filibustered several appellate court selections, but a bipartisan deal in 2005 cooled the tempers in the Senate until 2013, when Democrats had the majority and unilaterally changed rules to eliminate the 60-vote threshold for filibusters to end debate on most judicial nominees. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who spoke with Trump by phone on Monday.

The president has said he will not be asking possible nominees, whom he has already started interviewing, whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Daily Beast editor Erin Ryan also said Tuesday on CNN that "if [Trump] does pick a woman she'll be known as the "Aunt Lydia" of the Supreme Court", referring to a character in "The Handmaid's Tale" who subjugates other women.

Her traditional Catholic beliefs became a flashpoint last September during her confirmation hearing in the Senate.

"There's little doubt from the movement perspective that Barrett would be an excellent choice".

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The 46-year-old mother of seven ticks a number of boxes for Mr Trump's Supreme Court justice search. I know her scholarly and professional work well; I have observed her speak and teach; I am familiar with her generosity in her academic, local, and parish communities.

Schumer says while Democrats are outnumbered in the narrowly divided Senate, most senators back abortion rights and the added coverage created by former President Barack Obama's health care law.

"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", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday. Justice Kennedy came out on the same side as Republican-appointed colleagues on the Second Amendment, on partial-birth abortion bans, on the unconstitutionality of bans on political speech, and on subjecting states to special voting-rights scrutiny based on evidence from 1964 and 1972.

President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and had plans to meet with a few more.

On Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, reiterated that she could not vote for a nominee with a "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion.

In its immediate post-Kennedy incarnation, the Supreme Court will continue along the path it has trod for 30 years, which is to solidify and expand the power of corporations and concentrated wealth in all matters both civil and governmental, which is to say that it will almost always take the Republican position if there is one, whatever it may be at the time.

Now the court has three women justices, all appointed by Democrats.

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