Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Just in: President Trump has interviewed Mike Lee for SCOTUS

Just in: President Trump has interviewed Mike Lee for SCOTUS

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week that he would retire, opening up a spot on the bench for Trump to nominate his second conservative justice. Barrett was born Amy Vivian Coney in New Orleans in 1972.

Wednesday the court issued an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas that ruled against the Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act, a California state law that required anti-abortion pregnancy clinics to post information about where women can find free or low-priced services, including abortion.

Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Gorsuch, Trump's first pick to the high court, have indicated more broadly that they respect legal precedent. Asked about the call, White House spokesman Raj Shah said only, "Yesterday, the President spoke on the phone with Sen".

Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list, which now comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9.

Trump told reporters at the White House on July 2 that he interviewed four candidates.

Vice President Mike Pence has met with some of the contenders for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, The Associated Press has learned.

She has spoken publicly about her conviction that life begins at conception, and in a 2003 law journal article, she argued that courts could be more flexible in overturning prior "errors" in precedent. "Just banning abortion. Because they know that there are now going to be five votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade". But she has also raised doubts about whether the high court would ever overturn Roe, according to a 2013 article in Notre Dame Magazine.

Conservative groups rallied around Barrett after her confirmation hearing previous year featured questioning from Democrats over how her Roman Catholic faith would affect her decisions. Democrats cited a 1998 paper in which she argued that Catholic judges might need to recuse themselves in death penalty cases.

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Hardiman has served on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, after being appointed by President George W. Bush and winning unanimous approval in the Senate.

While little is known about Kavanaugh's personal views on abortion, last October he was part of a panel of judges that issued an unsigned order preventing an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion.

Even where he saw First Amendment rights as at stake in legislative redistricting cases, he ruled in 2004 and again this year that he professed to see no neutral principle distinguishing plans that were unconstitutionally partisan from those that weren't. Litigation over the issue is continuing.

That is not to say that the Trump court will not embroider on the edges of the law, perhaps by allowing some state-imposed restrictions that do not flagrantly deny a woman's right to an abortion.

Mr. Trump is also considering two women for the nomination.

"I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law", Collins said.

"These are very talented people, brilliant people", Trump said Tuesday during an appearance in West Virginia.

More than 6 in 10 US voters, 63 percent, said in the Quinnipiac University Poll that they agreed with the decision, more than twice as much as the 31 percent who disagreed.

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