Trump 'Probably' Won't Ask SCOTUS Nominees About Roe v. Wade

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Trump 'Probably' Won't Ask SCOTUS Nominees About Roe v. Wade

Another big decision facing President Trump is a nominee for the soon-to-be vacant spot on the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump is little more than one week from deciding on his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Trump responded by saying he assumed overturning Roe would happen "automatically" if he was able to appoint two or three justices to the bench as president.

Trump said Friday that his Supreme Court selection process would begin in earnest on Monday and that he would interview "six or seven" candidates in total. When asked about the effect his presidency has already had on the nation's highest court, Trump emphasized that recent major decisions by the conservative majority - he specifically referenced one against public-sector unions - were likely due to his appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.

The final point echoes the legal philosophy of Trump's last Supreme Court pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch, a renowned textualist, meaning someone who seeks to interpret laws according to their plain text over the intent of their writers or the laws' consequences.

"I'm going to try to do something like that, but I don't think I'm going to be so specific in the questions", the president said. Short told reporters at the White House.

"We've got great people", he said.

"He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee.

"This is a very different Supreme Court discussion because everyone in the Senate who is going to vote on this knows this could change the balance of power". You know, ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13 and take them out because they are much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10.and these are the ones.

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