Cruz Pitches Mike Lee as Justice Kennedy’s Replacement on Supreme Court

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Arguing that "the faithful application of the Constitution is the bedrock of our freedom", the president said his pick will also have "impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgement and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States".

After a series of interviews, Trump is expected to announce his nominee on Monday, similar to the way he made his first Supreme Court selection at the White House and on live television in January 2017 - during prime-time hours.

A person familiar with the search process confirms Pence's participation.

"Two issues of ... profound outcome, which could well defeat a nominee who opposes them, are the fate of affordable health care and a woman's freedom to make the most sensitive medical decisions about her body", he wrote in a New York Times op-ed Monday. "You know, if you look back at Republican nominations to the court, Democrats have batted nearly 1000".

The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court. So they're all four Federal Appeals Court judges from different parts of the country. Kennedy was often a swing vote on the court, sometimes siding with the court's conservatives and, at others, with the court's liberals. If Trump chooses her and she is confirmed, she would be the youngest justice on the Supreme Court. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

"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 told CNN. "These mistakes haunt the legacies of presidents, a specter they can never shake", he continues, declaring, "We cannot let this happen again". "And that's because we have these senators". Judge Barrett already has more judicial experience than Elena Kagan had when she was nominated to the Supreme Court, so any liberal opponents will be unable to claim that Barrett needs more judicial experience.

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Wu urged the U.S. Senate to hold any nominee's feet to the fire over precedents set by various other cases over the past few decades that have expanded protections for the LGBTQ community.

The senator stated Lee was the only candidate being considered by the president who would be a "sure thing" and was likely to fire up "conservative voters" ahead of the midterm elections.

In working out the timeframe, it's worth noting that the Senate will be dealing with an end of September deadline if they're going to get a nominee on the Court before Congress is scheduled to recess for the campaign and before the new Supreme Court term begins on Monday, October 1st. But he's also less of a known quantity to legal conservatives in D.C. He was appointed to the 6th Circuit in MI in 2008 by President George W. Bush.

Since joining the Senate in 2011, Lee has served on the Senate Judiciary Committee where he's championed judicial restraint and the rule of law.

Barrett, 46, clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. "And even with Republicans' slim majority, senators on both sides of the aisle would have little trouble giving their advice and consent to a nominee they have served alongside for years".

President Donald Trump isn't the only administration official meeting with potential nominees for the Supreme Court. "We look for someone to uphold the right to religious freedom".

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