US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

It is hard to know how reliable such polling is, but for whatever it is worth: A significant number of voters in 2016 said - perhaps they were minting a retrospective rationale for an unpleasant act - that they voted for Donald Trump because they consider the Supreme Court supremely important, and they trusted Trump more than his opponent to fill the empty seat, the one occupied by Antonin Scalia until his death in February 2016.

This comes after the president revealed the date to reporters on Air Force One Friday, and also noted he is considering five people for the pending vacancy, which includes two female judges.

Mr Trump already has a list of 25 candidates - 24 judges and Utah senator Mike Lee - from which he will choose a nominee.

Trump's nominee must win confirmation by the Senate.

Control over Supreme Court nominations has become a hot-button issue for the U.S. electorate, with 70 percent of respondents in a 2016 CNN poll saying it was an important factor in their vote.

Roberts said Trump's actions suspending entry of certain classes of people were "well within executive authority and could have been taken by any other president - the only question is evaluating the actions of this particular president in promulgating an otherwise valid proclamation".

Despite the Republican majority, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she's confident senators can be persuaded to hold off. All were appointed by Democratic presidents. Judges Amy Coney Barrett, whom Trump named to the federal appeals court in Chicago, and Raymond Kethledge, a former Kennedy law clerk who serves on the appeals court based in Cincinnati, also may be considered. And in decisions announced this week, Kennedy voted with the majority to uphold the third iteration of Trump's so-called travel ban and to free public workers from paying mandatory fees to labor unions.

Trump says he thinks that is "inappropriate to discuss".

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on the Senate floor Wednesday that the Supreme Court seat should remain vacant until after the elections.


"We'd be very happy if he'd pick any name on that list", said Severino.

The conservative has been a pivotal vote on many decisions including the 5-4 rulings that decided same-sex marriage and upheld abortion rights.

The president's first high court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. Trump said his choice will come from a list of possible nominees that he put out during his campaign and updated last fall.

"Political speeches are just that, but the next day, I'm ready to get to work", Heitkamp said in a statement following a private meeting with the president.

Trump's July 9 time frame could prove optimistic.

She noted that Trump has previously pledged "to nominate only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court".

The Supreme Court has two cases left to decide before justices begin their summer break.

Abortion is likely to be one of the flash points in the nomination fight.

While their attempt this term fell short, when the case was punted on a technicality, a concurrence from Justice Elena Kagan may have provided a path to attracting Kennedy's vote.

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