Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has given President Donald Trump an unprecedented opportunity to sway the high court for decades, as Kennedy has often served as the panel's crucial swing vote on a plethora of issues. Liberals demand he oppose Trump's pick - or even allowing a vote - and conservatives aim to exploit his running for re-election in a state Trump narrowly won.

Trump has said he will announce his Supreme Court nominee on July 9.

During his 2016 campaign and presidency, Trump embraced anti-abortion groups and vowed to appoint federal judges who will favor efforts to roll back abortion rights.

NARAL Pro-Choice is also running a full page ad in all major ME newspapers, and digital ads specifically targeting Collins.

Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have voiced support for the legality of abortion, with Collins saying that she would find any nominee who opposes the Roe v. Wade decision to be "unacceptable".

Trump said he interviewed four potential nominees to the Court on Monday, according to the Post.

A former clerk for Kennedy and a graduate of University of MI law school, Kethledge is a judge on the USA court of appeals for the sixth circuit. Some were confirmed by the Senate for their federal posts as recently as a year ago.

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"A candidate who would overturn Roe would not be acceptable", said Collins, "because I believe that they have demonstrated a disrespect for the vital principle of stare decisis". Trump said while running for president that he would nominate "pro-life" justices to the Court, but it's not exactly clear how pro-life they have to be. Bob Casey Jr. (D) said Trump is wrongly limiting himself to a list of 25 names released by the White House.

Before his selection a year ago of Neil Gorsuch to replace deceased justice Antonin Scalia, Trump interviewed multiple candidates including Thomas M Hardiman, who serves on the third circuit court of appeals alongside Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.

Sanders also announced that Justin Clark, the director of the White House's office of public liaison, will oversee the administration's outreach to "key constituencies, coalitions, grassroots organizations and allies". "If you have somebody who has a record, for instance William Pryor, that it was an abomination, Roe v. Wade, that's clearly going to set off alarm bells", Wallace said.

If Sen. John McCain's aggressive brain cancer diagnosis keeps him from traveling, it would only take one GOP defection to potentially block the nomination.

Pro-choice activists are reportedly sending Sen.

Collins appeared on ABC's "This Week" and CNN's "State of the Union", Leo spoke on "Fox News Sunday" and Graham was on NBC's "Meet the Press". Vice President Mike Pence can be called on to break a tie.

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