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Sen. Tim Kaine says Roe v. Wade is "very much in jeopardy"
03 July 2018, 11:13 | Bernice Figueroa
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Trump also spoke about the increasing number of Democrats who have called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), something Trump said he considers also considers beneficial for Republicans headed into the midterms. He described the candidates he met as "outstanding people", but did not name them.
Such a judge, she said, "would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda".
President Donald Trump is exactly one week away from making his second nominee to the US Supreme Court.
White House Counsel Don McGahn will oversee Trump's selection process, the White House said on Monday.
Speaking Monday at an Anchorage news conference, Murkowski noted Kennedy's pivotal role on the court.
Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and it's even closer because of the absence of ailing Sen.
Similarly, Justice Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to the Court a year ago, is widely seen as a pro-life conservative.
Kavanaugh is a judge on the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals.
CBS News says it has learned that DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett are now Trump's leading contenders for the appointment to the nation's highest court.
The White House also announced Monday that the overall confirmation process would be led by White House counsel Donald McGahn, as it was during the process that led to the successful confirmation previous year of Justice Neil Gorsuch.
During his 2016 campaign and presidency, Trump has embraced anti-abortion groups and vowed to appoint federal judges who will favor efforts to roll back abortion rights.
"Someone who devotes that much time to writing a book on precedent, I think understands how important a principle that is in our judicial system", Collins said.
"I think we do need a pro-life justice, and I've always been in favor of that", Paul responded.
President Trump has begun interviewing possible nominees for the Supreme Court seat that will become open when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires at the end of the month. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Gorsuch, Trump's first pick to the high court, have indicated more broadly that they respect legal precedent. "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". Nevertheless, Murkowski did vote for Justice Gorsuch previous year. He added that the five included two women.
"Well I know that's what the left is saying, and that's just so at odds with my record", Collins said on CNN. "There are real stakes here".
Belgium pips England to top spot in WCup Group G
It was like welcoming back an old friend, then remembering why you stopped hanging around with them, all those years ago. Two of the tournament's most underwhelming teams meet up in the first match of the Round of 16.
States sue to pressure Trump to reunite immigrant families
Administration officials have proposed holding the children and their parents together inside immigration detention centers. Officials responded to a different part of Desjardins' questions, without saying whether HHS is still receiving children.
US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
The Supreme Court judge was joined by his four conservative colleagues in voting along ideological grounds to uphold the order. This marks a major victory for Trump, who began the battle to ban travelers a week after assuming office previous year .
U.S. quits UN Human Rights Council
Current members include Burundi, the Philippines and Venezuela - all nations accused of massive abuses against civilians. Haley has consistently castigated the Human Rights Council for their "chronic bias against" Israel, an ally to the U.S.