Hardiman has some notable opinions in his 11 years on the appeals court that could appeal to Trump, including upholding strip searches of jail inmates, even those arrested on minor charges, backing collection of genetic evidence from people at the time of their arrest, and dissenting from a ruling that upheld gun regulations in New Jersey.
The vacancy left by Kennedy's retirement gives Trump a second opportunity to re-shape the high court.
In Harvard's case, Trump's decision comes amid a lawsuit that the school illegally discriminated against Asian-American applicants. The "person that is chosen will be outstanding". "We can go through the fact that uh he's made some statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerant". On Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, reiterated that she could not vote for a nominee with a "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Because she was just confirmed, we know that constitutionalists and conservatives backed her; we know the Senate leadership fought for her confirmation with press conferences, floor speeches, and the final vote.
The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.
President Trump has narrowed his list of Supreme Court candidates to three, according to two sources close to the process. He is a graduate of the University of MI, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. Last year, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were the only three Democrats to break from their party and vote to confirm Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. After his clerkships, he joined one of Michigan's top law firms before becoming in-house counsel for Ford Motor Company.
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Daniel Cormier during the UFC 226 ceremonial weigh-in event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Friday, July 6, 2018. Cormier finished off Miocic with a series of punches to end the fight with 27 seconds left in the first frame.
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Barrett, 46, a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and a Notre Dame Law School professor, was grilled for her Christian beliefs eight months ago by Sen.
"Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!"
On Election Day 2016, a fifth of all voters said the Supreme Court was their No. 1 voting issue - and a lot of them voted for Trump, says Mallory Quigley, spokesperson for the Susan B. Anthony List, which supports antiabortion candidates and lobbies on behalf of law and policy restricting abortion rights. But the tactical approach in question - appealing directly to the American public - speaks to the extent to which the court of popular opinion has become a formidable force in USA politics in the aftermath of Trump's election. "Most conservatives know that I have a long record of supporting women's reproductive health freedoms. and that is not going to change", she told reporters Monday.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.
The possibility of a solid conservative replacing Kennedy's swing vote on the nine-member court is on the minds of Democratic lawmakers and activists who fear a reversal of Roe v. Wade. The Kennedy nomination likely means that his replacement's confirmation process will take priority over other pending matters, so it's likely we'll see confirmation hearings begin sometime after that. Just about every nominee they've put up there has voted the way they wanted on just about every single issue.