Trump Will Announce His Supreme Court Nominee July 9

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Trump Will Announce His Supreme Court Nominee July 9

Other women on the list include Joan Larsen, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and Allison Eid, who serves on the federal appeals court based in Denver and previously served as a Colorado Supreme Court justice.

Democrats had focused on Flake as their best hope to stall Trump's Supreme Court pick.

The president told reporters aboard Air Force One that he would announce his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. "The deeply-divided decisions from the Supreme Court this week are a clear warning that our most cherished values are in jeopardy, and now hang in the balance".

Last year, Trump's first nominee to the court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed 54-45, with only these three Democrats voting in favor.

That was an overstatement. Despite being nominated by a Republican president, Justice Kennedy often sided with the liberal wing of the court in cases dealing with abortion. Conservatives have called for his impeachment.

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This letter is a respectful and formal notification of my decision, effective July 31 of this year, to end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status, as provided in 28 U.S.C 371 (b).

Trump met on Thursday with senators from both parties at the White House to discuss the court vacancy created by the retirement of Kennedy, which was announced on Wednesday.

Sanders also said in a tweet that the president's team also talked with "more than a dozen other Senators today as part of ongoing outreach to get views and advice from both sides of the aisle". The Senate votes to confirm or deny judicial candidates for federal courts, including Supreme Court nominees. For once Don Jr. was a political asset; Kennedy's son Justin, Deutsche Bank's global head of real-estate capital markets, knows the younger Trump from his work as a real-estate developer.

When asked is issues affecting women are the "most important" for 2018 candidates to discuss, almost half (48 percent) said they are "very important but not the most important issue".

Justin Kennedy, the former global head of Deutsche Bank's real estate capital markets division, was reportedly one of Trump's closest business associates and most important lenders.

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Ms. Trump tweeted about the visit and posted a photo.

There's every indication that the nomination of Kennedy's successor will proceed with precision uncharacteristic of Trump's White House. The Wall Street Journal reports that they're repeating the process that secured Gorsuch's confirmation, enlisting the help of Federalist Society executive vice-president Leonard Leo.

That would put a new justice in place before the congressional midterm elections in November, when all seats in the House of Representatives and a third of those in the Senate will be contested. The president said he didn't plan to probe any potential replacements about Roe v. Wade.

Those Democrats - Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota- all are facing hard re-election races and could find it hard to oppose the president's second pick.

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