Murkowski wants Kennedy-like high court nominee

Posted July 03, 2018

"I had a very, very interesting morning".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a briefing at 3:45 p.m. EDT today.

Collins, a moderate Republican, claimed Roe v. Wade is "settled law" and emphasized her desire for the new Supreme Court justice to adhere to stare decisis, a legal doctrine that binds courts to precedent.

The White House also announced Monday that the overall confirmation process would be led by White House counsel Donald McGahn, as it was during the process that led to the successful confirmation past year of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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"One of the few ways that a Trump nominee could fail to be confirmed is if you get one of the two - here they are on the screen, if you lose one of the two Republican senators, Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski, were both pro-choice".

These anti-abortion groups may be pushing the administration for representation reasons, but other opponents are agreeing simply in hopes of getting a nominee more easily through the confirmation process.

Trump has said he would announce his nominee on July 9 and has reportedly been busy reading the writings and background material of some of the prospective candidates. One good example is retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and voted in favor of abortion rights.

Federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett have gained the most interest from Trump and his team, said the person familiar with the selection process. "It requires the public's focus on these issues, and its pressure on the Senate".

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Collins said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that such hostility "would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law".

"To allow states to be able to go back to criminalizing women's freedom to make their own healthcare decisions, I think would be devastating", Kaine said. The news has sparked concern among supporters of abortion rights that Trump's pick to replace the 81-year-old Kennedy could overturn that ruling. But he told reporters on Friday that he would not question potential high-court nominees about their views on abortion, saying it was "inappropriate to discuss".

Collins noted that she was in favor of moving forward with a nominee in the next couple months, so a new justice could be in place by the time the Supreme Court's next term begins in October. Wade. Those words: Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch. All three voted to confirm Gorsuch. He added that the five included two women. During the 2016 campaign, he predicted the law would be overturned during his presidency.

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"No, I don't think it's fair to say that, and here's why".