Monday, 19 November, 2018

Sen. Collins Says Anti-Abortion SCOTUS Pick Would ‘Not Be Acceptable’

Pablo Mccormick | 02 July, 2018, 14:28

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.

The Maine senator said there are names on Trump's list of potential nominees she couldn't support, whom she declined to identify.

"The president told me in our meeting that he would not ask that question", she said on CNN. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start, even before the president makes his choice.

She reiterated that view during on ABC's "This Week," describing Roe v. Wade as "settled law".

Leonard Leo - the anti-abortion Federalist Society executive vice president now on leave to advise the President on Supreme Court nominees, and the originator of Trump's campaign-era list of potential nominees - has been careful to note that names on the list have not taken a public stance on abortion.

Putin congratulates Russian Federation for World Cup win over Spain
But Rakitic spared his team-mate in the shootout as Zlatko Dalic's side reached the last eight for the first time since 1998. The veteran Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and nearly won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev.

Collins, however, defended her record.

This would be the president's second court pick.

A person familiar with the process said White House officials are focused primarily on five federal appeals court judges - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amul Thapar.

"I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law", Collins said.

"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. "And that would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent of fundamental tenet of our judicial system".

Pompeo likely to visit N Korea next week
Kono told reporters on Wednesday during his visit to Bangkok that he would like to hold talks with Pompeo "in the near future". Last week, Trump underscored the point of "total denuclearization ", while noting that it "has already started taking place".

Collins noted that she isn't "comfortable" with everyone on Trump's shortlist to replace Kennedy, noting that in 2005 she voted against confirming one of them, Judge William Pryor, to the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

"You don't overturn precedent unless there's a good reason", Graham said.

Earlier Friday, Trump made similar comments in an interview with Fox News and said he was looking for a nominee who closely models Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated in January 2017.

Trump said in an interview on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" that Kennedy "ended up being a little more neutral than a lot of people would have preferred".

"The president listened very intently to what Lisa Murkowski and I said - and I got the feeling that he was still deliberating and had not yet reached a decision, and that this was genuine outreach on his part", Colins told ABC host Martha Raddatz.

Jim Carrey Might Play Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
New reports from Deadline say Carrey is in the final stages of accepting the role as Dr. Eggman", if ya nasty) is an egg-shaped mad scientist dead-set on world domination.

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