Donald Trump to announce Supreme Court pick Tuesday

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"It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M".

"This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority has stolen a seat", Merkley claimed.

"We will use every lever in our power to stop this", Oregon Sen. Last week, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY told Trump that Democrats would fight any nominee they consider to be outside the mainstream.

Any senator can object to swift approval of a nominee and require a supermajority.

Some Democrats already have threatened to filibuster Trump's nominee, whoever he or she is. Yet here we have Democrats promising to use a legislative tool that they actively and intentionally undermined in order to thwart the next nominee, no matter who he or she is. And if Republicans change the rules and eliminate the filibuster altogether, Democrats would have lost their most powerful weapon in future Supreme Court fights. In an interview with POLITICO on Friday, McConnell said the "practice was that you didn't do it even though the tool is in the toolbox". Until Bush 43, the filibuster tool was always there.

"He was very outspoken during his confirmation hearings and got a lot of flack from the Democrats at the time", Severino said. Senator Cruz still wants to be president so it is unlikely he would accept a nomination to the high court.

As I write this, the Senate Leadership Fund is beaming out one press release after another wondering if red-state Democrats whose seats are up in 2018 - Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly, etc - are onnboard with Merkley. While Trump has pledged to only place pro-life justices in place, what does that, exactly, mean for Americans who have hard decisions to make about their reproductive health?

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When asked whether the 23-year-old could become the best player in world football, Joyce said: "That depends on him, really". "He likes to play on that left hand side, even though today he's playing in a more central position".

In a tweet, he announced that his pick would come on Thursday - though some reports on Sunday suggested he may push up that timeline, even to as early as Monday or Tuesday.

The vacancy, left open by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia, has remained unfilled for almost one year.

In recent weeks, Sykes' stock appears to have fallen with Trump, with the New York Times reporting January 24 that the three final judges under consideration were Pryor, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the federal appeals court in Denver and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the federal appeals court in Pittsburgh. But Pryor is controversial: He once criticized the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, as "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history".

But Severino appreciates Pryor's willingness to say what he believes in past hearings. "It has led to the slaughter of millions of innocent unborn children".

"Will conservatives or pro-lifers find anything about Gorsuch to oppose.?" Gorsuch has been a strong second amendment advocate and has written extensively on religious liberty, including access to contraception, and assisted suicide.

Schumer said on NBC's Today that he is planning to ask for a delay on Tillerson's confirmation vote in light of Trump's executive orders.

"I call on President Trump to nominate a mainstream, impeccably qualified jurist who will win bipartisan support and help bring the Court and country together", Blumenthal said. But the justices those presidents put on the court failed to deliver, siding with liberals on abortion, gay rights, and some cases involving the death penalty and military detainees.