Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

  • Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

And it said a team of lawyers from the White House and Department of Justice are gathering information to assist Trump with the process. Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups.

Trump has said that he will announce his choice next Monday.

Joan Larsen, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice who was named to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago, and fellow 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Kethledge, are reportedly among the handful of top candidates being considered by Trump. They are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and in every other way.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a briefing at 3:45 p.m. EDT today.

"I think he's absolutely brilliant, with the right temperament", McConnell said Saturday, but added that he had no idea whom Trump will pick. Also included on the short list is reportedly Senator Lee's brother, Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Lee. The president says he also plans on meeting with two to three more as he works toward a decision "over the next few days". She would be a key vote on Trump's pick for the Supreme Court in the closely divided Senate. Some were confirmed by the Senate for their federal posts as recently as previous year. Republicans ended up resorting to a rule created by the Democrats in 2013, by Democratic Sen.

Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate and have enough time to confirm a candidate before the midterm elections in November, when a third of the seats in the Senate will be contested.

In a series of tweets, Schumer argued that Barrett would support overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. "Roe v. Wade is probably the one that people are talking about in terms of having an effect".

Collins voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to court past year.

"A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have", Collins said Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

Walker said that if it comes down to the vice president casting a tie-breaking vote, he thinks it could tear the country apart.

A controversial issue overwhelming the debate on the appointment of Kennedy's successor is abortion, which was legalised by a Supreme Court decision in 1973 and may come up again before the court.

The average age of the candidates on Trump's list of 25 justices is 52 years. He says both would be threatened by a conservative Trump nominee.

Kennedy was 80 when he announced his retirement.

Now the court has three women justices, all appointed by Democrats.

His republican opponent, Corey Stewart, has called on the president to nominate someone who will "move the court further in a conservative direction that respects the Constitution and our freedoms". In 2006, Bush appointed Kavanaugh to the U.S. court of appeals for the DC circuit.