MI judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Frederick Owens
July 9, 2018

Blessedly, the Democrat noted, this one was air-conditioned. What the Trump two dozen get in return involves a measure of prestige and also something of a pain. The document provides a window into the formation of a legal strategy now used by Trump's lawyers to pit the president's word against that of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology. Missouri is an antiabortion state, but that's not where Senator McCaskill stands.

"It's the law of the land", LePage said.

Whoever is picked is likely to be more conservative than the man being replaced, Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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The letter underscores the Trump legal team's intense effort over the previous year to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader they see as a critical witness against the president in the Russian Federation investigation.

That list, he pointed out, was vetted by organizations committed to overturning Roe and shrinking government's role in health care.

President Trump has completed the interview process for Supreme Court candidates after speaking with six judges, a source with knowledge of the selection process tells Fox News. He's expected to announce his nomination Monday. More recently, she's written that abiding by precedent is "not a hard-and-fast rule" in the Supreme Court's constitutional cases.

But Andrew Beckwith of the Massachusetts Family Institute said rulings such as the one that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 are based on faulty legal reasoning.

"She said, 'I just saw you on TV!"

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The advocacy group plans to protest outside of senators' offices.

Three Democratic senators voted for Gorsuch previous year: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

That came when Democrats filibustered Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, earlier this year, Thiessen said. But the good news is a lot of people, even on the Left said, 'Whoa! On Facebook, he calls the high-court vacancy McCaskill's "nightmare".

The Reagan-appointed Kennedy was long seen as a swing vote, but was lately a reliable conservative vote, including the decision upholding the Administration's travel ban, and the striking down of a California abortion law.

McCaskill told reporters she is happy to debate Hawley on a variety of issues and in a town hall setting. Some conservative groups don't trust Barry because she wrote an opinion striking down a New Jersey abortion regulation in 2000, and they hope she has no influence over her brother's choice.

Trump is not naming names, but says he'll decide by the weekend and announce his pick Monday night at 8PM CST. On Sunday he was back to citing "the four people".

"We can get into that if you want". As I've said before, the Democrats can use some procedures to slow the process down, but they cannot stop it. "He then adds that to how he feels and comes to a conclusion". It's a notion she has rejected and many on the right say should not be used as a religious test.

"I'm anxious about the future of women" if an anti-abortion nominee is confirmed, says Christine Leeper, a content provider for bloggers and one of the younger people at the event.

"Most presidents are forced to gamble on a nominee they do not truly know - someone who has spent a lifetime outside the public eye", he wrote.

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