Majority Want SCOTUS Pick To Back Abortion Rights

Sen. Susan Collins R Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska left are shown during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off

Majority Want SCOTUS Pick To Back Abortion Rights

All three voted for Gorsuch and met with Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss the vacancy.

Democrats hope the nominee supports abortion rights by a large margin, 73 percent to 13 percent.

President Donald Trump has spoken with Republican Sen.

"They're all saying, 'Don't do that".

Sara Chieffo brought along her tiny daughter, Lucy.

"What's important in addition to increasing diversity is how that person would actually interpret law", Chu said.

Some conservatives have pointed to Kethledge as a potential justice in the mould of Gorsuch; both once served as law clerks to Kennedy. The stakes are much higher with this nominee. "It's why we're here this morning". The population-heavy 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, and D.C. Circuits are all dominated by judges who refuse to treat the Second Amendment with the same respect they give to the First Amendment.

Spokeswoman Sanders says Trump is seeking a candidate who has "right intellect" and the "right temperament" and will uphold the U.S. Constitution.

The Republicans' 51-to-49 majority in the Senate is even closer because of the absence of ailing Senator John McCain of Arizona.

Multiple polls have found that most Americans do not believe Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, unlike Trump's nominees.

Brian Fallon used to work for the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY. But his step away from the day-to-day operations of the White House press shop could also signal the beginning of his exit from the White House, which Shah has been mulling in recent weeks.

Currently, there are 12 justices of the Supreme Court. He also pointed to Barrett's past statements on the Affordable Care Act and contraception. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

Demand Justice is just five months old, and it faces some long odds. The SPLC is a liberal operation that uses slanders of conservatives to raise millions of dollars for its coffers. Mike Lee of Utah, who is not regarded as a top contender but who is being pushed by key conservatives. Ten Democratic-leaning women sat around a table, eating snacks and chatting about their community. "Is everyone familiar with who he is?"

Former Justice Department official Tom Dupree said Murkowski's decisionmaking should be handled "delicately" because she is one of the only senators to ever win a seat through a "write-in campaign" rather than being printed on the ballot.

Hume said the upcoming battle over whoever Trump chooses is "likely to get really nasty".

For several reasons, Collins should be comfortable with President Trump's process and his eventual choice. He said Democrats tend to operate in issue silos, with people organizing around reproductive rights or issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender peoples' rights.

"I told [Trump] that I was looking for a nominee that would demonstrate a respect for precedent", Collins on "This Week".

That may be a moot distinction, given as Trump's list of prospective nominees was crafted with the assistance of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal think tank that is deeply hostile to reproductive rights.

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