Murkowski wants Kennedy-like high court nominee

Riccardo Savi  Sipa via USA TODAY

Riccardo Savi Sipa via USA TODAY

The list has existed since Trump began searching for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement at the beginning of Trump's presidential term, which ultimately led to the appointment of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with four potential Supreme Court justices on Monday, while a person familiar with the selection process said Trump was focused keenly on two people, although others were still in contention.

The president is expected to announce his nominee for the position on Monday, July 9.

The court is split with five judges nominated by Republican presidents and four by Democrats, ruling on many cases along ideological lines.

Democratic politicians and liberal groups have said they assume that all those on Trump's list of potential candidates would overturn Roe v. Wade, given that Trump has said he will only consider such candidates.

"I had a very, very interesting morning", Trump said as he greeted visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office.

Sanders also announced that her deputy Raj Shah will take leave from his role to "oversee communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Capitol Hill allies" surrounding the Supreme Court nomination.

Collins has told CNN she couldn't support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" toward Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that affirmed women's right to abortion.

Jetstar plans to resume flights after Bali volcano hazard
Qantas turned back two Bali-bound flights departing from Melbourne and Sydney, and delayed two more due to depart Denpasar. Authorities are still scrutinising the situation and have not raised the alert level yet.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Ashland, Kentucky, on Monday that "it's probably going to be close; I think there will be a big national, campaign rage".

"The dogma lives loudly within you and that's a concern", Feinstein said, "when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country".

Multiple polls have found that most Americans do not believe Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, unlike Trump's nominees.

"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", Sanders said.

"A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have", she said. That judicial approach typically involves a more literal interpretation of the Constitution, and not reading into the Constitution language that doesn't explicitly appear.

Every senator's vote will count in confirming the eventual nominee because with Sen. Though the case was not directly about abortion, groups favoring abortion rights worry that Hardiman's ruling signals his sympathies on the issue.

Murkowski, from Alaska, and U.S. Sen.

"What I want to see is a nominee who, regardless of his or her personal views on the very hard and contentious life issue, is going to respect precedent regardless", added Collins. Vice President Mike Pence can be called on to break a tie.

Recommended News

  • 76ers reportedly believe they could sign Kawhi Leonard long-term

    76ers reportedly believe they could sign Kawhi Leonard long-term

    James can also sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, something he has done each year since returning in 2014. With the start of free agency upon us, there have been plenty of Lakers rumors .
    Belgium favourites against combative Japan

    Belgium favourites against combative Japan

    Premier League striker Shinji Okazaki , known to provide the scoring spark for Japan , is in doubt to play with an ankle injury. Romelu Lukaku scored four goals, a brace in each of the matches, and he also did it with just four shots on target.
    10 burnt to death, 57 vehicles destroyed by tanker fire

    10 burnt to death, 57 vehicles destroyed by tanker fire

    A dashcam footage of the moment preceeding the Thursday, June 28, tanker explosion on Otedola bridge in Lagos has emerged. There were 45 cars caught in the inferno, along with five buses, two trucks, INEC tricycle and the tanker.
  • Anti-Israel Socialist Defeats Powerful Democratic NY Congressman In Primary Upset

    Anti-Israel Socialist Defeats Powerful Democratic NY Congressman In Primary Upset

    That includes putting an end to private prisons and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). "We can do it now". "That fact that in a very progressive district in NY went more ...to the left than Joe Crowley is about that district".
    EU leaders vow to push back against protectionism, Trump tariffs

    EU leaders vow to push back against protectionism, Trump tariffs

    Merkel said arrivals had dropped by 20 percent in the first five months of the year compared with the same period in 2017. Europe's leaders got the bitter taste of what anti-system diplomacy, or creative disruption means.
    Delhi: 11 members of a family found dead in Burari

    Delhi: 11 members of a family found dead in Burari

    The family was into plywood business and they were staying in the locality for the last 20 years, the locals said. A neighbour in the Burari district found the victims early on Sunday, police said.
  • Area dog goes viral after saving owner from rattlesnake bite

    Area dog goes viral after saving owner from rattlesnake bite

    Would your best friend take a rattlesnake bite for you like this dog did? Todd showed great bravery at less than a year old. Paula Godwin It's OK, Todd! Godwin told 12 News she broke plenty of traffic laws as she rushed Todd to a hospital.
    Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good

    Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good

    This seems to be linked to recent rumors of a Toys "R" Us reboot in the works, which surfaced from a Bloomberg report. She has also shared nostalgic Toys "R" Us commercials from the '80s and '90s to commemorate the end of the company.
    Uruguay vs. Portugal preview, players to watch, key stats

    Uruguay vs. Portugal preview, players to watch, key stats

    This will be the third encounter between Portugal and Uruguay and the first one in a World Cup . I've told them they need to be calm. "I think we are closer than ever to it".
  • Tariffs might force GM into job cuts

    Tariffs might force GM into job cuts

    The administration has indicated that tariffs on autos, steel, and other products are in the interest of national security. Demand would suffer and production would slow, all of which "could lead to a smaller GM".
    Ronaldo's Portugal eliminated by Uruguay

    Ronaldo's Portugal eliminated by Uruguay

    Sebastian Coates had started in his place and, had he started, Ronaldo would have relished the chance to play against him. With or without Cavani, though, Uruguay will make it tough for France and should not be written off.
    England's World Cup odds improve despite Belgium defeat

    England's World Cup odds improve despite Belgium defeat

    I'd argue Belgium's path to the final is no more hard given England likely will need to get through Colombia and Spain. It's only a good decision if we go and put in a performance in the next game and qualify for the quarterfinals".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.