Trump has said he is focusing on up to seven potential candidates, including two women, to fill the vacancy created by Kennedy, a swing vote on the nine-member court.
Senators take note: BIG majorities want the next Supreme Court justice to favor limiting the amount of money corporations can spend on political campaigns. Trump said a year ago he'd asked for input from the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation on potential Supreme Court justices; Casey called them "hard-right organizations".
Judges on the list were selected by Trump and White House counsel Don McGahn on the strength of their conservative credentials, which appear in all cases to include an opposition to abortion rights and skepticism over same-sex marriage and other gay rights. They hope to convince Collins and Republican Sen.
The president's words come amid concern from abortion rights supporters that he will nominate a conservative judge who would vote to overturn the landmark case that legalized the procedure nationwide.
She argued she was acting as a follower of Jesus Christ; Thapar said that provided no excuse for breaching the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly recently met with Trump to talk about Supreme Court nominees.
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.
Getting a successor to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his resignation last week, approved by the Senate before the current session ends this year is a crucial task for Trump. Susan Collins, Nelson noted, says she will not support a nominee who does not fully recognize the importance of judicial precedence, and "Roe v. Wade has been judicial precedent now going on 40 years".
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"They are outstanding people, they are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and every other way and I had a very, very interesting morning", he said, according to White House pool reports. Justin Clark, the director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups. So you're not just voting on whether you think Trump should have his nominee.
"I think he's absolutely brilliant, with the right temperament", McConnell said Saturday, but added that he had no idea whom Trump will pick.
Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Gorsuch have indicated broadly that they respect legal precedent.
Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51-49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.
Judge Kavanaugh sits on Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is a former clerk to Justice Kennedy.
That possibility has left many looking to two pro-choice Republican senators, Sens.
Collins-she said in a Sunday interview on ABC's This Week that she could only vote for a judge that respects precedent.