Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee on July 9

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Kennedy's retirement should "remove all doubt" about the importance of November's midterms, while outsiders began to debate how Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a NY Democrat who urged Republicans on Wednesday "to follow the rule they set in 2016" and "not to consider a Supreme Court justice in an election year", should direct his caucus. "And they will get a much more favorable reception with any of the judges on President Trump's list of 25 possible nominees".

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". He responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking", adding it would be "inappropriate to discuss".

"I think that, with respect to social issues, that means that the validity of Roe is imperiled and civil rights laws covering LGBT persons are ripe for judicial dismantling", he said in an email to Law & Crime reported. The president told reporters, "It's a great group of intellectual talent".

In nominating his successor, Trump has the opportunity to shift the high court decisively to the right for decades to come, and a monumental battle over the process is already brewing. Barring some unforeseen miss in the background check, the nominee will be confirmed, and probably with votes to spare given how many Senate Democrats are facing stiff reelection in states carried by President Trump. That means Democrats, who only control 49 seats in the chamber, may not be needed to advance the nomination. "Say hello to your boy", President Trump remarked to Kennedy after delivering his first address to Congress in February 2017.

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The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization, has launched a seven-figure ad buy aimed at vulnerable Democrats, said chief counsel and policy director Carrie Severino. Trump will announce his pick to replace Kennedy on July 9.

"Think of it this way - if there is another vacancy, who do you want picking the next Supreme Court Justice?"

The president's nominee must win confirmation by the Senate. Unless the GOP trips itself up, it can cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court before the November election.

Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate.

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In the run-up to selecting Gorsuch, Trump met with three contenders and White House officials vetted several more.

Kennedy was the swing vote in many key decisions, but for the energy industry, the most impactful was his vote in MA v. EPA, which concluded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

"The right to access abortion in this country is on the line", Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

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