Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Battle lines have been drawn over the future of abortion in America on the eve of President Trump's nomination of a second justice to the United States supreme court that could put the landmark 1973 ruling Roe v Wade in jeopardy.

A leading Democratic senator suggested that President Donald Trump is making himself "a puppet" by selecting a Supreme Court nominee from a list compiled by conservative groups.

According to National Public Radio (NPR), he has reduced the names of the potential nominees to three judges - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

Her socially conservative views and affiliation with People of Praise, a tight-knit religious lay group, are already attracting suspicion.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records. "We've been talking about this for 36 years going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor, and after that you only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe".

Kavanaugh, in his dissention, joined by two other GOP-appointed attorneys, said the majority on the court did give enough consideration to the Trump administration's claims that the girl should not have an abortion while being held in federal immigration custody.

Amul Thapar is the US' first Article III judge of South Asian descent. "I'm very, very happy with them and we will pick somebody who will be outstanding, hopefully for many years to come", he said. This will be 6.30 am IST, 10 July.

Trump during his campaign in 2016 said he would appoint justices who would overturn the landmark 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to an abortion.

"I think in regards to Kethledge and Tom Hardiman they are a little less known by conservatives and their records are a little bit lighter so it might take some time", Leo told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Honestly, I could pick any of the 25 and they would be terrific.

He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights.

"This case exemplifies why Kavanaugh is not the best available Supreme Court prospect", Phillip Jauregui of the Judicial Action Group told conservative leaders in a memo last week, reports Politico. We'll announce it on Monday.

"The vast majority of American people, shown by poll after poll, want Roe v. Wade to be preserved", Blumenthal said. He was confirmed by the Senate 52-44.

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