"Two issues of ... profound effect, which could well defeat a nominee who opposes them, are the fate of affordable health care and a woman's freedom to make the most sensitive medical decisions about her body", he wrote in a New York Times op-ed Monday. Trump is choosing his nominee from a list of 25 candidates vetted by conservative groups. Hasen says picking Kavanaugh would make sense because "he's very much like Neil Gorsuch", Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, who, like Kavanaugh, also has "very well respected Ivy League pedigree". As Trump's announcement nears, many have the future of Roe v. Wade top of mind. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to the Supreme Court. "They are all great", Trump said to cheers at a rally in Great Falls, Montana.
"She said, 'I just saw you on TV!" Women's March helped organize a noisy Senate office building protest against Trump immigration policies last week in which almost 600 women were arrested. It has 500 door-to-door canvassers on the ground in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida, and it will soon expand to West Virginia and North Dakota - all states that Trump won and where Democrat senators are up for reelection. Hardiman has some notable opinions in his 11 years on the appeals court that could appeal to Trump, including upholding strip searches of jail inmates, even those arrested on minor charges, backing collection of genetic evidence from people at the time of their arrest, and dissenting from a ruling that upheld gun regulations in New Jersey. On Facebook, he calls the high-court vacancy McCaskill's "nightmare". Dozens of states could criminalize abortion in short order should Roe fall - four states already have "trigger laws" on the books that automatically outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned, and dozens of others have laws that put access to abortion at "high risk". Separately, the abortion rights group NARAL began running online and print ads in publications across the state of ME on Thursday.
McCaskill told reporters she is happy to debate Hawley on a variety of issues and in a town hall setting. This hearing not only endeared her to constitutionalists and religious conservatives but revealed the strategy of her opponents to attack her religious faith. Indeed, her Monday afternoon campaign event was focused on that very issue. As White House officials handled Pruitt's exit, some Trump allies wondered whether the president might announce his choice before Monday to bump Pruitt from the headlines. Further, the group founded three schools that have won seven Department of Education Blue Ribbon awards, and the late Cardinal Francis George wrote: "In my acquaintance with the People of Praise, I have found men and women dedicated to God and eager to seek and do His divine will". Like four of the five Christians on the court, Barrett is a Roman Catholic.
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox. As I've said before, the Democrats can use some procedures to slow the process down, but they cannot stop it. Then came the Supreme Court vacancy. But it's looking like those two - one of those two, I would say. Some conservatives have been lobbying against him, worrying that his upbringing in the suburbs of Washington could mean he's the kind of justice who has disappointed conservatives before.