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Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position

09 July 2018, 12:10 | Darnell Patrick

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He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights. "I was a law clerk to [former Justice Harry Blackmun]". But Democratic lawmakers, who have a minority of seats in both houses of Congress, have acknowledged there is no clear path to block Trump's Supreme Court pick.

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".

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Asked about the details of the selection process, Trump said he had it down to four people. Richard Blumenthal, Democratic senator from CT, told ABC's This Week that it posed a fundamental threat to abortion rights. In a Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday, 63 percent of Americans agree with the decision in Roe v. Wade and just 31 percent disagree. And analysts say Trump's latest pick for the court could provide the fifth vote needed to rescind Roe v. Wade.

Trump is known to have interviewed at least seven candidates for the post, all drawn from the Federalist Society longlist.

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Ginsburg was confirmed by the senate by a whopping 96 votes to 3. "I think it's a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation more than anything else". Has the president informed Republican Party leaders who he will nominate?

Mr. Trump has reportedly narrowed his list down to four names: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Later, in Blumenthal's appearance on "This Week", the senator pushed back on this point.

"We're going to do it at 9 pm in the White House", he said.

"They want protections for millions of Americans against preexisting conditions to be sustained". "They want. voting rights and gay rights and other rights to be not only preserved, but also enhanced".



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