Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court

Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court

On Sunday she told CNN she did not believe Gorsuch would seek to undermine Roe, because Gorsuch had authored a book on judicial precedent. In the landmark case Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), he joined the plurality opinion upholding Roe v. Wade (1973), the case that legalized abortion at the federal level.

Hume said if Trump loses the support of Collins and Murkowski "it's hard to believe" the Republicans would "pick up any Democrats" to achieve a majority confirming the nominee.

Without Kennedy, the high court will have four justices picked by Democratic presidents and four picked by Republicans, giving Trump the chance to shift the ideological balance toward conservatives for years to come. Chief Justice John Roberts, for example, wrote a brief as a Department of Justice employee in 1990 that supported overturning the ruling But during his 2006 confirmation hearing before the Senate, he said the ruling was "settled as a precedent of the Court". The Maine senator said she would only back a judge who would show respect for settled law such as the 45-year-old Roe decision, which has always been an anathema to conservatives.

Collins, who has previously bucked party lines on other key issues such as health care, said she plans to have an in-depth conversation with the nominee. On Friday, he told reporters that short list had been further pared down to five candidates. "So a nominee's position on whether or not they respect precedent will tell me a lot about whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade".

"Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that's really what's going to be - that will happen", Trump said during the final debate of the 2016 presidential election.

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Still, Trump did not rule out the idea that his eventual pick could be instrumental in a future ruling that either reverses or guts Roe v. Wade, leaving it up to states whether to allow abortion.

Collins said she and fellow Republican Sen.

A well-established moderate on many issues, Collins said she met with President Trump recently to discuss his choice to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

But speculation on Supreme Court nominees has often proved short-sighted, so the Center chose to post the disclosures that it has obtained so far, either by our own staff, or in a couple cases, by Fix the Court, an advocacy group arguing that the court needs to be "more open and honest".

"So I'm actually quite happy about it", he said. And the senator still has yet to explicitly say that a prospective justice's hostility to Roe could sway her vote, per the New York Times.

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