US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to testify before the House Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to testify before the House Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah isn't among the leading candidates, the person said. Now President Donald Trump will have the opportunity to place a more solidly conservative judge in Kennedy's place, tilting the nation's highest bench further in favor of Republicans.

"I'm praying that the next associate justice will be fully committed to life, family, religious liberty, and human dignity", Moore said.

"It comes out of nowhere in a decision upholding the travel ban case", said Elizabeth Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

Manchin says, "If he picks somebody that's hardcore on Roe v. Wade or that's hardcore on repealing healthcare that's a bigger lift".

"Speaker McCarthy just became a lot more likely", Eberhart told USA TODAY, referring to California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who could assume the No. 1 position in the House if Republicans prevail in November's election.

Conservative activists said Wednesday the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy gives Republicans a much-needed boost headed into tough midterm elections for Congress. The future of Kennedy's seat has been a moment abortion rights opponents and supporters alike have been anticipating for years because Kennedy historically sided with the liberals on the court in favor of protecting abortion rights.

Trump met senators from both parties at the White House on Thursday to discuss the court vacancy.

"He said he'd like the job, usually they don't say that", Trump.

At the invitation of Trump, their executive vice president of the organization, Leonard Leo, helped handpick the 25 Supreme Court candidates that Trump will be choosing from.

Trump's nominee must win confirmation by the Senate. Trump's wish list, she said, includes "tremendous intellect, judicial temperament and impeccable qualifications".

"That's not a question I'll be asking", he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has committed to confirming a nominee in the fall, which the Republican-controlled Senate should be able to do if McConnell can hold his razor-thin majority together.

The process toward "the majority rules" rules began with the "Borking" of Robert Bork in 1987, when politics entered the confirmation process.

Prominent on that list are Judges Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania and William Pryor of Alabama, seriously considered for the seat eventually filled by Justice Gorsuch, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, DC.

Hardiman and Thapar were among the group interviewed by Trump before he selected Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy previous year.

The ruling, denounced by civil rights groups and Democrats as well as protesters outside the courthouse, empowers Trump as he is embroiled in controversy over his approach toward illegal immigration along the US-Mexican border.

Trump has made his intentions and vision for the United States very clear from the beginning. It would also have prevented gay people from marrying and ended university admissions programs that take race into account, she said.

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