The court opening came yesterday when Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was appointed by President Reagan more than three decades ago and has been the court's decisive swing vote in recent years, announced his retirement.
The president said he would not ask potential nominees about their position on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women the right to an abortion.
For the second time since he took office a year and a half ago, Donald Trump is weighing one of the most consequential decisions a president can make: selecting a Supreme Court justice. It comes as no surprise that he is focused on conservative judges, especially considering the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade with a new judge on the Supreme Court. He responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking", adding it would be "inappropriate to discuss". Joe Donnelly of IN, were the only Democrats to vote for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. That infuriated Democrats, who say that McConnell's push to confirm Trump's nominee now before the November midterms reeks of hypocrisy.
Still, the fight could hurt Republicans in states with more Democratic or moderate electorates, like Nevada and Arizona.
Democrats who voted for President Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, met with the president Thursday to talk about the Supreme Court, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
During the 2016 presidential campaign Trump said he would seek to place a "pro-life justice on the court".
Trump met on Thursday with senators from both parties at the White House to discuss the court vacancy created by the retirement of Kennedy, which was announced on Wednesday.
England thrash Panama to qualify for knockout stages
That previous high-scoring affair turned out well, too, with England beating Germany 4-2 to win its only World Cup title. England face Belgium in their final group game on Thursday to decide who will be finishing first and second in Group H.
The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, meanwhile, announced yesterday it would immediately launch a seven-figure television and digital ad buy to press vulnerable Democratic senators facing re-election this year to support a pick who is fair and independent and would uphold the Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
In 2013 - when President Obama ruled and the Democrats controlled the Senate - then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and current Minority Leader Chuck Schumer changed the Senate rules.
Six women are on the list, including Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Barrett, age 46, and 10th Circuit Judge Allison Eid, 53.
Trump said he would make his announcement on July 9, the day before he is scheduled to leave on a presidential trip to Europe.
Let us not dwell on the obvious truth that they could trust Trump's judgment because he promised not to exercise it: He promised that he would choose Scalia's replacement from a list provided by people who have actually thought about such matters - principally, the conservative lawyers of the Federalist Society.
If Trump is successful in pushing through a nominee who's likely to overturn or erode Roe, the fight over the future of the decision could play out in several ways.
James was able to lead the Cavaliers to the Finals for the fourth straight season despite only having the fourth seed in the East. To watch the 2018 NBA Awards - which will take place at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles - live, tune in to TNT at 9 p.m.
As for the new over-ear headphones, Apple is supposedly aiming to compete with expensive models put out by Bose and Sennheiser. On top of the upgraded AirPods, Apple is reportedly planning to bolster its audio portfolio with two more product additions.
This comes shortly after Canadian lawmakers passed the bill to legalize marijuana in the country via a 52-29 vote in the Senate. Canadians will soon be able to order marijuana through the mail as part of the nation's new legalization of recreational pot.
It also notes there is a parliamentary convention that time is made available to debate motions tabled by MPs on important issues. But Number 10 said ministers were confident of formulating a motion which John Bercow will rule is unamendable.
A draw will just be enough for the Selacao to book the last round of 16 but they were not ready to take any chances. Brazil had an early setback when left back Marcelo was substituted in the 10th minute, limping off the field.
He said in the pre-match presser. "It was lovely , perfect", Tite said of Brazil's second-half display. "If we took out everybody who was criticised in the last World Cup there would be nobody playing".
Although no one can no for sure, I have my doubts that Japan would have won its opener had it not been for the red card. It was not a problem he had four minutes later when he laid on a sweet backheel that Inui struck off the crossbar.
Rising trade tensions and retaliatory tariffs could pose serious risks for Harley-Davidson, rating agency Moody's said on Tuesday. Jim Renacci aligned himself with President Donald Trump, criticizing Harley-Davidson's decision to move some jobs overseas .
He also said both sides agreed to connect the Belt and Road initiative to the EU's development strategies. As tensions continue to escalate, trade experts warn there are fewer options to resolve the dispute.
Uruguay outplay Russian Federation , top Group A
Uruguay have finished as first round group winners for the fifth time, having done so previously in 1930, 1950, 1954 and 2010. Suarez tossed aside his translation headphones, then smiled broadly in defiance and finally said: "What a waste of time".
Iran says it can handle fresh sanctions amid unrest reports
In January 2012, Iran agreed to accept India's local currency, the rupee, to settle almost half of its sales to India. Noting that America's allies are aware of its concern, the official claimed these countries want to work with the US.
Joe Jackson dead at 89
Jackson had been ailing for months, but took a turn for the worse in the past two weeks according to sources close to the family. Jackson, who was the father of Michael , Janet , and their eight siblings, was the driving force behind the Jackson 5 .
World Cup Fans Clean Up After Themselves
"But their fans instead of celebrating minutes after the game are responsible for cleaning their sector before leaving #Respect". Senegal's fans were not the only ones winning praise on social media for their sense of social responsibility.
Erdogan wins Turkey presidential polls
How was the election conducted? Turnout in Sunday's polls was around 87 per cent, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected as the first executive president of Turkey under the new presidential system.
Late Kroos victor for Germany sets football world alight
If Mexico and South Korea both win, Mexico would win the group and every other team would be tied with three points. If Korea is miraculously to advance to the next stage, it must beat Germany and hope that Mexico beats Sweden.
Italy refuses port to migrant rescue ship
If that fails, he has vowed to order border police to turn back migrants, which means many will likely have to return to Italy . The ship arrived in Spain on Sunday along with two Italian ships, which were sent to ease the overcrowding on the Aquarius.
Repatriation of US War Remains Likely to Come Next Week
The president said at the cabinet meeting that "they've already sent back, or are in the process of sending back, the remains". The transfer of remains is usually done in a somber, formal ceremony, and that is what officials said was being planned.