Top Supreme Court candidates' views on abortion under scrutiny

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"A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have", Collins said Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

Trump added that he would meet with two or three more before his July 9 announcement.

Democrats fear the new justice, is likely to overturn a court's decision from 1973, called Roe v. Wade that mandated all 50 states to legitimize abortion.

Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and outside adviser to President Donald Trump for judicial nominations, named four potential Supreme Court nominees on Fox News Sunday.

In fact, it was baby Lucy's second protest, Chieffo said; she brought her previous year to oppose Trump's first Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.

It's true elections have consequences, but the disjunction between the Senate majority that produces a very conservative court, on one hand, and, on the other, the public, derives in large part from lesser-populated red states providing a cushion for Republicans in the Senate (and hence the court) and the electoral college.

The White House Counsel's Office, headed by Don McGahn, will supervise the process.

Raj Shah will take leave from his role in the press office to work full time on communications with Congress about the nominaton.

"But", he told Maria Bartiromo, "I'm putting conservative people on".

Prior to that, he served in private practice and clerked for Sixth Circuit Court Judge Ralph Guy and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to a biography from white House archives.

"Trump has been loud and clear in saying he'd pick Supreme Court Justices to end Roe v. Wade", reads the ad.

Instead, the choice of the next Supreme Court justice is in President Trump's hands.

A Republican and Trump-supporter, Mr. Tiwari said the AHC would launch a campaign to muster support for Mr. Thapar if he gets the nomination.

However, as host Jake Tapper was quick to point out, Collins voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch, a Trump pick whose track record against women's reproductive rights includes his recent decision to side with "crisis pregnancy centers", which exist for the sole goal of convincing women to carry pregnancies to term.

Few governmental parlor games obsess official Washington more than trying to determine the identity of an upcoming Supreme Court nominee, and the frenzy of speculation in the corridors of power over the past week has proven that this go-round will be no exception. Chief Justice John Roberts, for example, wrote a brief as a Department of Justice employee in 1990 that supported overturning the ruling But during his 2006 confirmation hearing before the Senate, he said the ruling was "settled as a precedent of the Court". Trump, however, has previously thrown his support behind fierce women like U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51 to 49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.



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