Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

When divided by party affiliation, about 53 percent of Republicans said they would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned. "President Trump has been making good on his threat to stack the courts with those who are opposed to safe, legal abortion, and we can only expect that he'll nominate another extreme opponent".

Without Kennedy, the high court will have four justices picked by Democratic presidents and four picked by Republicans, giving Trump the chance to shift the ideological balance toward conservatives for years to come.

If Trump is successful in pushing through a nominee who's likely to overturn or erode Roe, the fight over the future of the decision could play out in several ways.

Later, Mr. Melendez said that he received a call from Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, arranging a callback time for him and the president and asking what topic he would like to raise with Mr. Trump.

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More quietly, abortion opponents are confident the next justice will be a vote to uphold additional restrictions on abortion, if not to actually jettison the landmark Roe decision.

In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the right to privacy extended to a woman's right to have an abortion.

"We will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court".

Trump has also filled a record-breaking number of seats on the influential federal appeals courts - appointing 21 judges in total - with the enthusiastic backing of the Senate, which votes to confirm them.

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In his Air Force One conversation with reporters, during the quick afternoon flight to New Jersey from Washington, Trump singled out one potential candidate for the court, Sen. That judicial approach typically involves a more literal interpretation of the Constitution as compared to broader rulings such as Roe. Trump is also considering Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar, who could become the first Indian American to serve on the Supreme Court.

Echoing Leo's view, Sen.

"I think it's going to be the early cutoff dates for abortion that you're gonna be seeing going up to the court that could challenge Roe v. Wade, because Roe v. Wade and its cases that have followed have made clear that before the time of fetal viability it's for the woman and her doctor to make the decision", Northup said.

Yet Justice Kennedy's retirement, which comes as Republicans maintain a narrow majority in the Senate, may be something of a parting gift to the pro-life movement.

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On Sunday, Trump seemed to reaffirm that belief, telling Fox News that abortion "could very well end up with states at some point". Even though McConnell changed Senate rules previous year to allow confirmation by simple majority, if Democrats hold together, he can not afford defections.

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