President Appoints Four (4) New Supreme Court Judges

President Appoints Four (4) New Supreme Court Judges

Those margins were fueled by Democrats and independents who overwhelmingly said they wanted the Supreme Court to uphold the landmark case Roe v. Wade.

President Trump is on the verge of announcing a nominee to the Supreme Court who undoubtedly will be given the seal of approval by right-leaning groups dedicated to reversing Roe v. Wade.

The senator has a couple of times threatened to withhold his vote on key Trump priorities citing ideological disagreements, most recently the nomination of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Susan Collins, putting pressure on the so-called "moderate" Republican from ME to vote against any nominee who does not support access to abortion care and to defend Roe vs. Wade.

But in this leak-prone White House, the President's choice will be guarded as closely as a wartime command.

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. Collins asserts that a judge who respects precedent would not overturn Roe vs. Wade. Trump says he will make his choice by July 9, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises that the Senate will vote to confirm him or her this fall, presumably ahead of November's already-contentious midterm elections. "They are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and every other way", Mr. Trump said.

He added: "Very interesting, though, was my four meetings". It will also appear in Google and Twitter searches. Though McCain has often defied Trump, he has been absent from Congress all year as he undergoes treatment for an aggressive brain cancer.

She has spoken publicly about her conviction that life begins at conception, and in a 2003 law journal article, she argued that courts could be more flexible in overturning prior "errors" in precedent. They were the only Democrats to do so.

And in an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, Collins went a step further, stating she would not back a justice who wanted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Court watchers have been discussing the prospect of a conservative woman on the bench. And I look forward to that.

"I think this confirmation will be especially important, because there are a lot of areas of constitutional law where there is uncertainty right now", he said.

While Kennedy was a conservative, he proved to be a somewhat unpredictable "swing" vote over his long career.

Kaine said those groups are well within their rights to stake out their strongly held beliefs against abortion, but said the law is a separate argument.