The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy would solidify a solid 5-4 conservative majority on the court, and it has some pro-abortion rights advocates anxious about what that majority could mean for cases regarding reproductive rights.
The Senate has a 50-vote threshold to confirm a Supreme Court justice.
Last night, while nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump attempted to erase all the times he promised to appoint justices who would, in his words, "automatically" overturn Roe v. Wade - referring to the Constitution and the law, and denying that he asked Kavanaugh about his personal political beliefs. " That's why we desperately need a New York State law that codifies the Roe v. Wade rights in this state and takes it out of the criminal code". It's far more likely that we'll see Roberts and Kavanaugh grant cert on cases that pare away at Roe via the "undue burden" standard articulated in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand USA allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.
"This is an unprecedented attack on our health care, and rights by a federal government determined to replace evidence-based medically accurate public policy with politically driven ideology".
Informing the Republican Senators of my nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, approximately 60 million children have been aborted in the United States, with almost 1 million occurring in 2014, the most recent year on record.
One fantastic photo with Trump and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders says it all
In March, Germany agreed to allow Russia's energy-exporting monopoly Gazprom to build a pipeline through its waters. That means that if Trump really wants to pull out of US commitments here, he's going to have to take several steps.
A lot is left to be decided by the Court, but Covington said it's certain that "the boundary of Roe is going to continue to be defined". I want to get it done before the Supreme Court does that because I don't want any gaps in a woman's right to protection.
Stefanik noted Chief Justice John Roberts' response to the landmark court proceeding in his 2005 confirmation hearings. "That is not the role of advise and consent", she said. "And that's, I think, wrong". "But that is something that I'm going to be looking at", she said. He said the Assembly has already passed the legislation, and criticized Senate Republicans.
While GOP senators have largely embraced the pick, Sen.
Dana Bash pressed Pence on whether Kavanaugh would vote that way if it came up before the Supreme Court. "There's thousands of nominees who can be offered who would be bipartisan nominees". He is as sure as any lawyer can be that a woman's right to an abortion will not be overturned.
Nixon remains an underdog but is showing that her bite may be a little more powerful than Cuomo expected.
"I think anything's possible". Understandably, this has people anxious about one big question: if Roe v Wade is overturned what happens?
"On everything from reproductive rights to sexual harassment, the governor has shown us just how out of touch he is". And part of it was because the person who was advising him, the person who put together that list of 25 people to consider, is one of the main people from the Federalist Society and a person who is very much opposed to abortion being legal and who wouldn't have put anybody on that list unless they were against abortion being legal.