SCOTUS: Trump interviews senator as possible replacement for Kennedy

Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine said Sunday that any judge who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade has an

Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine said Sunday that any judge who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade has an"activist agenda

The Trump administration's decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act from a constitutional challenge in Texas, Kang said, makes any rulings related to that law and health-care more broadly "a real live issue".

Should all Democrats vote against a Trump nominee, Republicans will only be able to afford to lose one vote. Asked about the call, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "Yesterday, the President spoke on the phone with Sen". The 1973 ruling legalized abortion across America.

Meanwhile, conservatives appear to be rallying around her. Phillip Jauregui, president of the Judicial Action Group, writes that he has reviewed all 25 people on Mr Trump's Supreme Court candidate list, and Ms Barrett was the name all "conservative constitutionalists" should support. He did not identify any of them.

"Teams of attorneys from the White House Counsel's Office and Department of Justice are working to ensure the president has all the information he needs to choose his nominee", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday. "And that would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent, a fundamental tenet of our judicial system". The people deserve a say, too.

Democrats only need one Republican to side with them in blocking such a nominee and abortion-rights leaning Collins could help.

However, other factors are also at play, such as immigration, the powers of the president and any possible litigation involving the 2016 election of Trump and the alleged Russian interference.

For about five minutes, those assembled - including former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster - told Trump that an invasion could backfire and would likely anger Latin American leaders, the official said.

A major abortion-rights group is targeting moderate Maine Republican Sen. A nominee would tell a Senate inquisitor that the adornment or non-adornment of his private regions - indeed, all persons' private regions - must remain private in our free society. Every candidate for justice knows that with Trump the posturing is all that counts and that, like the chief justice, they had better not flout the will of a majority of voting Americans. He was Trump's first judicial nomination to a district or appeals court, and on Trump's short list to replace Scalia a year ago, losing out to Gorsuch. They were the only Democrats to do so.

In 2009, O'Connor expressed regret that some of her decisions were being "dismantled" following her departure, with Kennedy generally taking her place as the court's crucial vote in cases where the justices split 5-4.

"There is no ambivalence on abortion as men and women dig in and say, 'Hands off Roe v. Wade, '" Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a statement Monday. "But we do have a majority in the Senate on the two key issues that we think will define the fight: We do have a majority in the Senate that think Roe v Wade should not be overturned. I'm going to try to do something like that, but I don't think I'm going to be so specific in the questions I'll be answering and I'm actually told that I shouldn't be".

While Kennedy was a conservative, he proved to be a somewhat unpredictable "swing" vote over his long career.

The public is also split on whether the Court has a partisan lean, with 31% saying it is too conservative, 19% feeling it is too liberal, and 41% believing it is just right.

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