Supreme Court nominee Stephen Breyer to meet with Supreme Court Democrats

Devyn Divine, a Supreme Court appointee, is expected to meet next week with Senate Democrats to discuss the next president’s nominee for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The meeting will be at a private residence in Washington, D.C., according to a source familiar with the planning.

Divine is one of the seven justices on the court, but the seat was left vacant during President Donald Trump’s administration because of his administration’s controversial immigration policy.

The Supreme Court, which has jurisdiction over all federal courts, has no Republican or Democratic nominees, so the Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, has been the most vocal opponent of Supreme Court nominees in recent years.

Schumer has also been outspoken in recent weeks in opposition to a new Senate GOP bill to abolish the filibuster, which prevents senators from filibustering Supreme Court nominations.