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Trump interviews handful of Supreme Court justice candidates

President Trump is deep into his search for a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, The Associated Press reports. Having already interviewed four candidates Monday, he plans to meet with several more on Tuesday.

"They are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and in every other way," said Trump, who reportedly met with each candidate for 45 minutes.

Democrats have warned of Trump's potential court packing, claiming landmark cases on abortion or gay marriage could be overturned. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged the public to "tell your senators" to oppose anyone on Trump's list of 25 prospective Supreme Court justices. Trump is expected to name his choice on Monday, July 9.