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Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

01 July 2018, 01:06 | Justin Tyler

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

FILE- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Trump vowed to appoint anti-abortion judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade while campaigning, and his list of nominees was assembled with the help of anti-abortion, conservative legal organization the Federalist Society.

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".

The United States Supreme Court ruled in favour of President Donald Trump's order to restrict travel from several majority Muslim countries to the U.S., in a 5-4 ruling on partisan lines, CNBC reports. Trump's nominee, likely to give the conservatives a solid majority, will face a Senate confirmation process in which Republicans hold the slimmest majority but Democrats can't prevent a vote.

The court ruled 5-4 in Trump's favor, which could indicate that the Supreme Court will favor the administration on future immigration issues.

RAYMOND GRUENDER of Missouri, US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit: Gruender has been on Trump's short list since before the 2016 election. It would also have prevented gay people from marrying and ended university admissions programs that take race into account, she said.

His departure will leave four justices appointed by Democrat presidents and four by Republicans.

"I like them all", Trump said. But he said the vacancy - and the pitched battle to replace Kennedy - could galvanize conservative voters and help the party retain its threatened House majority.

Trump said he would interview six to seven candidates in total. Leo also had a hand in the selection of Trump's first supreme court appointment, Neil Gorsuch, last year.

He was often referred to as the "swing vote" between the four more liberal and four more reliably conservative justices now presiding over the court.

Trump could become the third-fastest president to have multiple justices confirmed to the court, behind George Washington and Chester Arthur.

"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. "At a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country", the Republican president said, referring in a statement to "this era of worldwide terrorism and extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians". The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators. "I stressed the importance of nominating someone to the Supreme Court who is pragmatic, fair, compassionate, committed to justice, and above politics".

Trump's July 9 time frame could prove optimistic. He's been a great justice of the Supreme Court. If the Senate divides 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence could break a tie to confirm the nominee.

"You are going to see 20 states pass laws banning abortion outright".

In a dissent she read in the courtroom, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited "stark parallels" with the court's 1944 decision that upheld United States internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.

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