"The president ran on the Supreme Court issue and that greatly enthused voters", said Leonard Leo of the conservative Federalist Society, who is advising Trump on his pick, on ABC's "This Week".
While final nominees will be known only when Mr Trump makes the announcement, this would be for the second time that Mr Thapar might not be able to make it to the final cut after being interviewed by Trump. 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.
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On Sunday, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on CNN that she would not support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" to Roe . Walker said that if it comes down to the vice president casting a tie-breaking vote, he thinks it could tear the country apart.
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 past year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch. And if anyone knows of a potential Supreme Court pick who would support doing this, it's Leo.
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Trump has "outsourced" his decision to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.
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. "We've been talking about this for 36 years going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor, and after that you only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe".
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Sauber recorded is first double-points-finish since 2015 thanks to Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson's ninth and 10th places. He said: "Position on the grid is proving more and more crucial because it is harder for us to overtake".
This will be 6.30 am - Tuesday - local India time on July 10. I've argued cases before the Supreme Court for them.
"I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two".
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It's true that they are very, very strong around here and you'd expect them to be very strong tomorrow. Chief strategist James Vowles acknowledged the blunder, telling Hamilton that it was his mistake.
He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights.