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Battle lines drawn over abortion ahead of Trump's supreme court pick

09 July 2018

While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules a year ago during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch. Foreseeing inevitable news break-ins to offer coverage and analysis, broadcasters are rejiggering their primetime lineups so as to keep too much fresh summer fare from being preempted.

In remarks on "Fox News Sunday", Graham lamented the expected resistance by Senate Democrats to a Trump nominee. Of those, the shortlist is understood to have boiled down to four judges from various United States courts of appeal - Amy Barrett, Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge. Kavanaugh and Kethledge are both former clerks for Kennedy, while Coney Barret is a University of Notre Dame Law School professor. Mr Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

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"I'm very confident with this president's enthusiasm and with [Senate Majority] Leader McConnell's enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed", Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society to help the White House with the selection, told ABC's "This Week."

Trump told reporters in New Jersey, where the president spent the weekend, that he expects to make a decision either Sunday night or by noon on Monday.

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While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules previous year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Talking to reporters travelling with him to Montana overseas Air Force One, Trump said he had interviewed some "extraordinarily talented and brilliant" people during the process. This will be 6.30 am IST, 10 July.

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Trump has teased details of his process in recent days, saying Thursday that he was down to four people and "of the four people, I have it down to three or two". "So I think it's a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation more than anything else". Honestly, I could pick any of the 25 and they would be terrific. "The whole list is extraordinary", he said. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said, according to ABC News.

Battle lines drawn over abortion ahead of Trump's supreme court pick