McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

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Republicans hold a margin of 51-49 seats in the Senate. In the event of a 50-50 tie, Vice President Pence would cast the deciding vote.

And there are two laws on hold by injunction and now in USA appeals court - one from Alabama and one from Texas - either of which would effectively outlaw the vast majority of abortions after 14 weeks, says Elizabeth Nash, who leads research on state policy on reproductive rights for the Guttmacher Institute.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday he hoped the confirmation process would be done "in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court. the first Monday in October".

Trump told reporters Friday he would not ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade.

It's no secret in Washington, D.C., who the critical senators will be in the months ahead. A final decision, he said, will be announced July 9.

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

Kennedy, who was nominated to the bench by President Ronald Reagan, earned praise from both parties for the weight he put on the rights to privacy, dignity and freedom of speech. How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

He's been transparent about his intentions for the Supreme Court and wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade since he was campaigning.

Kennedy's retirement, he said, could provide Democrats with a clear-cut argument in November for the importance of retaking Congress in case further court vacancies arise during the Trump administration.

I don't know who this gentlemen is-he doesn't appear to be a member of the media-but his tweet was so downtrodden and hopeless, it earned a spot. She has also been a reliable defender of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides health care services to thousands of Alaskans. Gorsuch was the youngest nominee since Clarence Thomas, who was 43 when confirmed in 1991. Both senators are Republicans.

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There are ten Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018 in states that Trump won in 2016.

"We'd be very happy if he'd pick any name on that list", said Severino.

If Trump is able to appoint a crucial fifth anti-woman justice to the Supreme Court, the fate of safe abortions for millions of women across the country will be jeopardized.

Trump was also asked about Sen.

"He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee.

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"Political speeches are just that, but the next day, I'm ready to get to work", Heitkamp said in a statement following a private meeting with the president. "And that'll happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court".

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