Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Things On Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee

Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Things On Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee

Democrats plan to pressure two moderate Senate Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, to oppose the nomination.

When Justice Anthony Kennedy - a swing vote - announced his retirement last month it became clear that Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalised abortion in the USA would soon be under threat.

Second, and more importantly, the President of the United States has nominated a candidate for the Supreme Court. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on "Fox News Sunday".

Republicans and Democrats are at odds over Kavanaugh and with the Senate closely divided, his path to confirmation is treacherous.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who famously joined Collins and Murkowski in sinking Republicans' attempt to repeal Obamacare, indicated that if he is well enough to return to the Senate and vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, he'd support the nominee. The group's spending, which is focused on Democratic senators, will probably climb over the coming months to match the $10 million spent to support Justice Neil Gorsuch's nomination previous year.

Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style.

"It's a red state with a Democratic senator". Congressman Marsha Blackburn said Tennesseans would be well served by Kavanaugh and the Senate should consider him swiftly.

"I'm not sure I'm leaning anywhere on those four nominees".

Before the president has even made his announcement, advocacy groups are making clear they will play an important role in the coming fight.

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted "Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didn't believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution".

"Throughout legal circles he's considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers", Trump said at the White House. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade.

Leo said that rallying Democrats on the issue of Roe v. Wade is a "scare tactic".

"Another conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court who honors the original intent of the Constitution will have a positive impact on our country for decades".

"Kavanaugh's thorough and principled takedown of the mandate was indeed a roadmap for the Supreme Court - the Supreme Court dissenters, justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, who explained that the mandate violated the Constitution", Walker said.

His nomination moves the court further to the right and a more conservative majority could be more willing to uphold state restrictions on abortion, if not overturn the 45-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision altogether. Previously, Collins voted for Gorsuch because of his belief in the significance of precedent.

Asked repeatedly if some sort of deal between Trump and Kennedy was struck before Kennedy announced his retirement, Shah dodged, saying things like "I'm not going to read out private conversations that Justice Kennedy had with either members of the White House or the president", and, "Justice Kennedy can speak for himself".

Kavanaugh served as President George W. Bush's staff secretary, which deals with all the paperwork going through the Oval Office.

One measure of a judge's influence is how many of his clerks wind up working in the Supreme Court. She also lashed out and what she called "liberal activist judges".

Barrett has a thin resume as a judge but has amassed a formidable and respected body of scholarly work. Lacking a brand name, Kethledge has a strong conservative track record after 10 years on the federal bench.

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