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Donald Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

Donald Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Donald Trump this past week that Judges Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman presented the fewest obvious obstacles to being confirmed to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to Republican officials briefed on the conversation.

Justice Kennedy, 81, recently announced his retirement from the US Supreme Court. I think they're all outstanding. In the presidential debates he vowed to appoint only justices committed to "automatically" overturning Roe v Wade, the precedent which affirmed abortion as legal until the age of viability of the fetus, normally put at 23 or 24 weeks of pregnancy. He met Trump at the White House soon after he told his colleagues in the Supreme Court that July 31 would be his last day at the apex court.

Leo said, however, that ultimately Trump would succeed at lining up conservative support for anyone he selected.

"We're going to do it at 9 pm in the White House", he said.

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Trump's tweet triggered reaction from Iran , a founding member of OPEC, whose oil exports have been targeted by U.S. sanctions. The U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate was $73.22 a barrel, down 1.24 percent.

The South Carolina senator said Democrats from red states will have a hard time opposing any of those judges.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal accused Trump of outsourcing his decision to the Federalist Society and other conservative groups.

It's no secret that Leo's goal is to populate federal courts with judges who oppose abortion rights. The first two are the top contenders for the position, said NPR.

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But he said it's "heartening" that immigration policy in general "is at the forefront of the conversation ahead of 2020". In April, the Intercept obtained 1,224 complaints of sexual and physical abuse in immigration detention centers.

Stephanopoulos also asked Leo about an argument by some Democrats, including Blumenthal, that no new justice should be appointed until after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is finished because it would be improper for the president to nominate someone who may have jurisdiction over the probe.

Trump's Monday night nomination will be his second since he entered the White House. "They're good judges. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court". It's also possible he could be trying to nudge Trump toward picking Barrett. He lost by 3 million votes.

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".

But, interestingly in the piece, he makes references to the nominee as "her". "I'll give you the answer", Trump said. For Democrats to take back the Senate in November, McCaskill's party would need to hold all of their 26 seats up for election and win two of the nine Republican seats in play.

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Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom "Iceman" Kazansky in the sequel, which is set to hit Australian cinemas on July 11, 2019. You should, in other words, expect to experience a fair amount of whiplash as you read through our future reporting on this one.


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