Abortion rights groups - responding to Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement he will retire in July from the Supreme Court - did not wait to hear who Trump's latest nominee will be before lobbying Collins to oppose the pick.
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.
At the same time, supporting Trump's nominee could bring its own political peril for Democrats - and the two Republicans - whose votes could be seen as the ones that could tip the 4-4 split on the court after Kennedy's departure toward conservatives for a generation to come.
While Trump says he will review an existing list of 25 possible nominees, aides said only a few names can be considered serious contenders.
Justice Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings, earning a reputation as the court's "swing" vote who heartened conservatives and liberals alike, depending on the issue. "Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president", McConnell said in a statement released the night Scalia died. "And hopefully we're going to pick somebody who will be as outstanding". And Democrats have a point in noting now that the crux of McConnell's argument - to give voters a say in the process - could also apply to the midterm elections since senators must confirm Supreme Court nominations.
"Outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it", Trump said.
Veronica Fowler of the ACLU of Iowa said that while getting the law to the Supreme Court "was definitely the goal of some extremist politicians in the Iowa Legislature", the group "purposely chose to challenge it under the Iowa Constitution because any appeals would end up in the Iowa Supreme Court".
What's becoming clear, though, is that to win over some of the senators, the administration will need to steer away from a nominee with widely and publicly shared personal views on abortion or overturning Roe vs. Wade.
"No matter how I vote there are going to be people who are furious at me", Collins said.
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Mink approached Pruitt at lunch on Monday, carrying her young child, and calmly asked him to resign. The president's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, was called a "fascist" at a D.C. restaurant.
A court seat being on the line proved a powerful incentive for Republicans that fall, many willing to set aside their distaste for Trump's personal failings and incendiary rhetoric in order to add a conservative to the court.
"More Democrats voting in already liberal NY over the Supreme Court doesn't change anything", Democratic pollster Doug Schoen told me.
It's not certain who has made the president's shortlist, but many outlets have reported that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, is the frontrunner.
While Kennedy's replacement will not change the numerical ideological balance on the court, Trump could appoint a justice more staunchly conservative than Kennedy and less likely to occasionally side with the court's liberal wing.
"I'm very proud of Neil Gorsuch", Trump continued. In the court's most recent major abortion ruling, Kennedy was in the majority to strike down regulations on Texas abortion clinics.
Trump won West Virginia by 42 percentage points in the 2016 election, North Dakota by 36 percentage points and in by more than 19 percentage points.
Kennedy's retirement was disclosed on the final day of the court's current term, which began in October.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward broke the deadlock shortly after half-time in the last-16 clash by poking home from close range. After their slow start it was ultimately no more than the Selecao deserved, as their bid for a sixth world title marches on.
With this 76-ball innings, which saw him score as many as 16 fours and 10 sixes, Finch broke a plethora of records. Finch, meanwhile, brought up his second T20I hundred at the end of the 14th over, taking just 50 deliveries.
The more muscular Challenger R/T Scat Pack will start at $38,995 plus a $1,000 gas guzzler tax on the manual transmission model. Despite the price cut, the auto has an upgraded engine that produces 717 hp (534 kW / 727 PS) and 656 lb-ft (888 Nm) of torque.
The president said he held a conversation with newly elected president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Monday in the oval office. Obrador, 64, says the two parties are essentially the same "mafia of power", a message that has piqued the interest of many.
The king heads FIFA's list of VIP guests for the round of 16 game, which also includes Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Artem Dzyuba equalised with a penalty shortly before half-time after Spain defender Gerard Pique was punished for a handball.
It's the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. The researchers found that the more cups of coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die during the study period.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed the news of his death to Entertainment Tonight . Craig was found dead by authorities inside his Studio City, California , home, just after noon on Tuesday.
Tensions have calmed significantly, culminating in Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month. North Korea and the United States have showered each other with goodwill gestures following the Singapore summit .
While Bumrah's loss is set to be seamer Deepak Chahar's gain, Sundar's injury has opened the doors for all-rounder Krunal Pandya . Krunal, however, hasn't been impressive, but he has been rewarded for his good show in the IPL and domestic circuit.
Fox News credits Ryan Fournier , head of Students for Trump , as the first to call for a Walmart boycott on social media. We have reached out to Walmart for comment, and will update this story with more details when the company responds.
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Powell took to Twitter to react to the news that Teller beat him out for the part, and he seemed to be taking it in stride. According to Variety , Teller has been cast as Goose's son in " Top Gun: Maverick ", the sequel to the 1986 classic.
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Shaqiri found himself in a good position early in the second half but could not get a shot away and Robin Olsen claimed the ball. Both sides had been hampered by suspensions here too, with Switzerland more badly affected.
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Trump's 3rd set of meetings with Putin after the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017 and the APEC Summit in Da Nang, in November 2017. They fear he may cede too much during their first official summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.
Trump on trade: European Union 'possibly as bad as China'
The U.S. also asserts that Beijing uses state money to buy American technology at prices unaffordable for private companies. Foreign business groups argue that "Made in China 2025" is unfairly forcing them to the sidelines in those industries.