Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

The financial disclosures for possible Supreme Court nominees

The financial disclosures for possible Supreme Court nominees

Trump already got one of his nominees, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, appointed to the Supreme Court during his first year in office. To be sure, nothing helpful for the rights of women, gays, lesbians or transgendered people will come out of any Trump-suffused court, but neither will the court outlaw abortion or rescind the protection of homosexuals, including same-sex marriage.

In addition, half of voters, 50 percent, said the court is mainly motivated by politics rather the law, compared with 42 percent who said the opposite.

The president has a list of 25 candidates, which he said he has narrowed down to five, including two women. (As I heard several times from other Justices' clerks that year, Barrett was widely recognized as-after Garnett, of course!-one of the most talented and intelligent clerks in the building.) After her clerkship, I helped recruit Barrett to the small but heavy-hitting Washington, D.C. law firm where I worked, and a few years later I was delighted to welcome her as a faculty colleague at my adopted home and her alma mater. His nominee must win Senate confirmation.

More pointless words have not been spoken since last Donald Trump opened his mouth. Harry Reid. The Reid rule requires only a simple majority to confirm a judicial nominee without the threat of indefinite delay through a filibuster.

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting) Mitch McConnell, shame on you.

Also on Sunday she told CNN, "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". "If chosen as the nominee, she will be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and to strike down preexisting conditions protections in the ACA".

"We have a particular success with Murkowski and Collins, obviously, in the ACA fight, " said Brad Woodhouse, the executive director of Protect our Care, a liberal umbrella group that did organizing around the fights in 2017 over what had been President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.

"You don't overturn precedent unless there's a good reason", Graham said.

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In the case of a 50-50 vote on the nominee, Vice President Mike Pence could cast the tie-breaking vote.

Mr. Thapar was appointed a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by Mr. Trump a year ago.

Kethledge was nominated to his current post by then-president George W. Bush, which stalled for more than a year after opposition from Michigan's U.S. Sens.

For now, the liberal groups have launched a campaign against all candidates on Mr.Trump's list.

Hardiman is considered a solid conservative who tends to favor more expansive gun rights and has voted to limit the rights of prisoners.

Kennedy was 80 when he announced his retirement. "It's about having judges on the Court who are going to interpret the Constitution the way it's written, and part of interpreting the Constitution is taking into account major precedents".

According to the NBC poll, roughly 62 percent of Americans want to see the president's nominee either confirmed or rejected before midterms.

"All the hysteria over Trump and also this nomination has revealed the religious intolerance as well", Campos-Duffy said on "Fox & Friends". The appointments flipped the makeup of the nation's lower courts. By 2016, nine courts had a Democratic majority.

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