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The White House is speeding through the nomination process, with President Trump set to unveil his pick to replace former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday.

The White House successfully executed a full-court public relations push ahead of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation last year.

Trump is taking this fight just as seriously, reshuffling West Wing personnel as the White House girds for battle and a hoped-for Senate confirmation in September. The court’s next term begins the first Monday in October.

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White House counsel Don McGahn

The Hill: White House counsel Don McGahn leading Supreme Court search.

The Associated Press: Leonard Leo: Unassuming figure with big voice on high court.

As of yesterday, Trump says he has interviewed four nominees so far, with more to be interviewed this week.

The New York Times lists six federal appeals court judges believed to be under consideration: Thomas Hardiman, William Pryor Jr., Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh, Joan Larsen and Amy Coney Barrett. Kavanaugh has been soaking up media attention, while Coney Barrett also enjoys support among conservatives.

On the Democratic side, the focus is on Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to corral Senate Democrats to oppose a nominee that might overturn Roe v. Wade, the abortion rights case.

The Hill: Schumer under heavy pressure from the left on Supreme Court.

The White House insists the president is not questioning potential nominees on the landmark 1973 ruling that upheld a constitutional, legal right to abortion.

“The president is pro-life but in terms of the process of selecting a Supreme Court nominee … He’s not going to discuss specific cases with those nominees.” — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is touting what he calls “the Ginsburg Standard,” named after liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who argued at her 1993 confirmation hearing that it is inappropriate to quiz nominees about how they might rule in a potential future case.

“A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case, it would display disdain for the entire judicial process.”  — leftest Ginsburg, 1993 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing.

Will that logic hold up in 2018? Unlikely.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University released Monday finds 63 percent support for upholding Roe v. Wade.

Still, American views on abortion are more complex and evenly split. A Gallup survey from June found that 48 percent identify as “pro-life” and 48 percent as “pro-choice.” A majority, 53 percent, say abortion should be legal in only a few or no circumstances, versus 43 percent who said it should be legal in all or most circumstances.

Collins voices skepticism that new Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade

Collins voices skepticism that new Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who supports abortion rights and could be a potential swing-vote in the Senate, says she doesn’t believe the Supreme Court would rule to overturn Roe, noting that Chief Justice John Roberts and others on the court have high regard for legal precedent.

“My hope is that we will be presented with a nominee that has a certain amount of humility and recognizes that it is not appropriate for the Supreme Court to overturn such a landmark decision.” — Collins.

NBC News poll: Most want a vote on Supreme Court nominee before midterms.

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