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Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, announced Wednesday, will do more than reshape the high court.

Ninety percent of Democrats said the vacancy would make them more likely to vote for a Democratic Senate candidate in the November 6 election, compared with 81 percent of Republicans who said the issue would make them more likely to vote for a Senate candidate from their party.

"So we're going to be getting that message out and making sure that the Senate rejects any nominee that opposes Roe v. Wade and the right to safe, legal abortion".

"I like them all", he said.

Trump has said in the past that he would pick Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe vs. Wade.

"We have great people. highly talented, brilliant, mostly conservative judges", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to New Jersey.

By picking a social conservative to replace Kennedy, Trump would have a reliable 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court, even on some of those hot-button social issues.

Over the past year, state legislatures in Iowa, Louisiana and MS have advanced strict limits on abortion that some lawmakers believe could trigger a successful challenge to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Two women are also reportedly on Trump's shortlist, including Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is considered another frontrunner for Kennedy's seat.

Kennedy personally delivered his retirement letter to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, after he told his fellow justices of his plans.

Kennedy's news that he'll leave the court next month immediately activated a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates, all set for their second Supreme Court confirmation fight in two years.

Joshua Henne, a Democratic strategist, said abortion would rise in importance among voters as people began to understand the stakes of the Supreme Court battle. "I said, 'Mr. President, that's your choice'". "We must elect more Republicans - we have to do that".

"Senator Collins does not apply ideological litmus tests to nominees", Clark said.

MS and Louisiana recently passed legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks with limited exceptions. A 2018 study released as a National Bureau of Economic Research paper found that states with right-to-work laws that weaken unions reduce the vote shares of Democratic presidential candidates by 3.5 percentage points. Among the issues now in the courts are Arkansas' regulation of abortion pills and a Kentucky law that would ban a common procedure for second-trimester abortions.

Schumer said it would be "the absolute height of hypocrisy" for the Senate to move forward with confirming Trump's pick during an election year after using the 2016 election as the rationale for refusing to act on Garland.

"You need a senator who doesn't just talk like they're from North Dakota, but votes like they're from North Dakota".

Manchin says, "If he picks somebody that's hardcore on Roe v. Wade or that's hardcore on repealing healthcare that's a bigger lift". Planned Parenthood has said that the law is both medically unnecessary and would effectively ban medication abortion in the state.

"It would no longer be a matter of traveling across your state; it would be a matter of traveling multiple states that would actually allow you to get an abortion", Cole said.

"I think inevitably we're going to come up with something that I believe the Supreme Court is going to have to take a look at again", the GOP lawmaker added.