Former Rep. Jason Altmire, (D-Penn.), on President Trump's potential picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court and the heated political climate. He's been a judge on that court for more than a dozen years, where he has ruled on very important high-profile issues. Missouri is an antiabortion state, but that's not where Senator McCaskill stands. And if you tune in Monday at 9 o'clock I think you are going to be extremely happy with the selection. "Of course, that doesn't fit with the Democratic talking points that the right to have an abortion is now in peril by this next pick", Malcolm said. It's not only a "less emotionally charged way to talk about it, but a more realistic way. because so many facets of it have to do with health care", says Jennifer Lawless, an expert on women and politics at the University of Virginia. He has served as a law clerk to outgoing Justice Kennedy, and to two other appellate judges.
Schumer also warned the president that nominating a jurist who would be hostile to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman's right to an abortion, and to Obama's health-care law would be "cataclysmic" and damage Trump's legacy, added the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.
"If Democrats tried to go anti-Catholic with her, that'd backfire and we know it", said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.). He's expected to announce his nomination Monday. Mike Lee, R-Utah would be a "sure thing".
The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. Supporters are "fired up" over the vacancy, she says. Women's March helped organize a noisy Senate office building protest against Trump immigration policies last week in which almost 600 women were arrested.
Three Democratic senators voted for Gorsuch past year: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
With the President set to announce his Supreme Court pick Monday evening, another name has entered the game.. 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. "You are well aware of her record, but below are just some of the reasons why we believe she is by far your best prospective nominee to the Supreme Court". On Facebook, he calls the high-court vacancy McCaskill's "nightmare".
Arizona is one of just 10 states that still have laws on the books banning abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Planned Parenthood said. Every state surrounding IL is poised to ban access to abortion.
McCaskill told reporters she is happy to debate Hawley on a variety of issues and in a town hall setting. This hearing not only endeared her to constitutionalists and religious conservatives but revealed the strategy of her opponents to attack her religious faith.
In his weekly presidential address, Trump said his "greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written".
Many of these questions surrounded Barrett's Catholic faith-she is a member of a Catholic revivalist group called "People of Praise," in which members swear an oath of loyalty and give each other input on personal life decisions-and some anxious this would influence her political opinions.