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Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court
Sandra Phillips | 01 July, 2018, 03:30

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9, from a short list of candidates.

"I'll probably interview six or seven" candidates altogether, Trump said.

The president has said he will choose from a list of 25 names made public by the White House in November.

In Alabama, Tom Parker, a Republican associate justice on the state Supreme Court who is campaigning to become the state's chief justice, explicitly raised the potential of sending cases to Washington that would lead to the overturning of key rulings, including Roe v. Wade.

"I like them all", he said.

Some possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a federal appeals court judge who clerked for Kennedy.

This is a developing story and will be updated. For millions of voters, Trump's pledge to nominate only anti-abortion jurists to the high court was all the reason they needed, and 81 percent of white evangelicals gave him their vote.

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Critics say the agency has treated some would-be immigrants cruelly and unfairly. "We have a number of our members in L.A. County for Trump will be broadcasting our counter-protest live on Facebook and YouTube", organizer Arthur Schaper said.

Of course, overturning Roe v. Wade will do nothing to end abortion, it will only make it less safe for expectant parents who want the procedure and harder to regulate.

"I like them all", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump received a prank call Friday from comedian John Melendez, who posed as a New Jersey Sen.

The president followed through with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch less than a month after his inauguration, delighting religious conservatives nationwide.

"The fact that there's a modest enthusiasm disadvantage isn't all that meaningful because there's already an enthusiasm gap for Republicans", he said, noting Democratic anger towards Trump.

Trump met senators from both parties at the White House on Thursday to discuss the court vacancy. It guarantees an even stronger and more enthusiastic link between white evangelicals and Trump, shoring up a formidable partnership for the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential race. As a minority, court-watchers say, he might be an attractive prospect for some Democrats in the Senate to support.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said it would be "the absolute height of hypocrisy" for Republicans to confirm a justice in an election year, given their response to Garland's nomination.

White House Counsel Don McGahn will be Trump's lead adviser on the pick, having successfully guided the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch through the selection and confirmation process past year, White House sources said.

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