The president told reporters aboard Air Force One he is considering two women among a group of at least five potential candidates for the nation's high court.
Most Democrats and progressive groups are bracing for a generational battle, fearing that abortion rights, LGBT rights and the Affordable Care Act's coverage of those with pre-existing conditions will all be in jeopardy if President Donald Trump's eventual nominee is confirmed.
But Trump said he would not directly probe the candidates about their position on the Roe v. Wade decision.
"I'm not going to ask them that question".
Mr. Trump has said he would start the effort to replace Kennedy "immediately" and would pick from a list of 25 names that he updated a year ago. "He's a great guy", Trump said.
The EU is hitting back with tariffs on United States goods
European steel producers are concerned about a loss of market access but also that steel from elsewhere will flood in. Its biggest target has been China, against which Trump this week ordered new tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods.
Democrats are now powerless to stop President Trump's next Supreme Court nominee, and it's their own fault. Republicans have a narrow, 51-seat majority, and all eyes will be on a handful of Republicans who have been supportive of abortion rights, and on red-state Democrats facing re-election in November.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision.
The Times article describes an unusually close relationship between Justice Kennedy and Trump and a "quiet campaign" from the White House to encourage Kennedy to retire.
"The fact that there's a modest enthusiasm disadvantage isn't all that meaningful because there's already an enthusiasm gap for Republicans", he said, noting Democratic anger toward Trump. At that moment, the politics of judicial confirmations entered their end stage: The Senate's majority now rules on when and who will get confirmed to the federal courts. "Arabella & me at the Supreme Court today", she wrote.
"Justice Kennedy's retirement presents an opportunity for the President to appoint and the Senate to confirm a principled constitutionalist who will defend the Bill of Rights, defend the fundamental liberties of Americans, and I am hopeful that is exactly that will happen", he said.
Southgate: Germany's exit has no bearing on England
Harry Kane could conceivably end the day as England's all-time top goalscorer at a single World Cup . I wanted it to go well for Roy and I wanted it to go well for Sam.
This Supreme Court Justice opening has everybody on edge, from both sides of the aisle, and it could be interesting to see how the confirmation process proceeds.
The Trump administration has been working to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, and in some instances the cases are likely to wind up before the Supreme Court.
Six women are on the list, including Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Barrett, age 46, and 10th Circuit Judge Allison Eid, 53.
Among them: Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society; John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation; and attorney Don McGahn, now the White House counsel.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return from Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, to Washington, U.S., June 28, 2018.
Beijing hopes United States will treat Chinese investments fairly
Brussels and Beijing recently announced new tariffs on US goods in retaliation for moves by the Trump administration. This is stated in the report of the head of the National Council on trade at the White house Peter Navarro.
"[I'm] extremely concerned", said Helene Krasnoff, vice president of public policy, litigation and law at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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