Donald Trump urged to avoid controversial Supreme Court pick

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A judicial activist advising U.S. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the Supreme Court signaled on Sunday that two of the candidates would be a tougher sell to conservatives. Leonard Leo, the vice president of the conservative Federalist Society who selected Trump's longlist of 25 candidates for the supreme court, told ABC's This Week that warnings about Roe v Wade were a "scare tactic". "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". "But I'm putting conservative people on".

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. He's also had a hand in Trump's picks for lower courts; the president has gotten a whopping 21 circuit court judges confirmed since taking office and almost all were outsourced to The Federalist Society to fill. "But I'm getting very close to making a final decision". "The whole list is extraordinary", he said. "I've argued cases before the Supreme Court", Blumenthal said on "This Week". In addition to wanting to preserve Roe v. Wade, he said, the public wants "protections for millions of Americans" on health care. "They want these voting rights and gay rights and other rights to be not only preserved, but also enhanced", he said.

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Prior to her tenure on the court, Larsen served as an associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court , beginning in 2015. Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Roy Blunt said they see smooth sailing ahead for Trump's nominee.

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Mr.

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Of the other two, he added: "Ray Kethledge and Tom Hardiman, they're a little bit less known by conservatives".

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.

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