Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

"This process is not on the level", Fallon said, referring to the Democratic senator's quick rejection of any Trump nominee.

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support. A simple majority is required. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties.

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position, or more deserving", the president said.

On Tuesday night, Colbert dived into the reality-TV-like nomination announcement to give viewers a rundown of Kavanaugh and share his speculations for why Trump may have chosen him. He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".

Trump nominated Kavanaugh after interviewing several candidates and eventually focusing his consideration on four: Kavanaugh, Michigan federal judge Raymond Kethledge, and federal judges Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. Despite his religious affiliation, in 1992 Kennedy provided the crucial fifth vote in the case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, reaffirming the legal framework laid out in Roe v Wade.

Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton.

While the two issues are closely linked, the change aligns with polling that shows healthcare is a major concern for swing-state voters ahead of November's congressional elections, with abortion rights more divisive.

Each of those Democrats will have to decide what to do, and all of their choices involve risk.

Fellow Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen.

Whether or not their opposition was predetermined, the Democratic leadership in the Senate is ready to stand beside the Women's March in the effort to block Kavanaugh.

"The Democrats who are participating in this charade know this is bad for the republic, but they've just so politicized the process that they can't get out of the cycle", Sasse told CBN News.

Democrats are likely to confront Kavanaugh with those words when he sits for his confirmation hearing. "Mr. Kavanaugh, is the president above the law?" "Whoever President Trump put up they were opposed to". They say Trump might be accused of a crime. Protesters have filled the steps of the Supreme Court in recent days.

Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin. A native of Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh attended Yale for both his undergraduate and law degrees, graduating law school cum laude in 1990.

Did Schumer and Pelosi really think Trump was going to nominate a moderate? Murkowski said last week that the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion will be a "significant factor" in her decision on how to vote. His confirmation now rests in the hands of a narrowly split Senate, where defections from Trump's own party could sink his chances. Kavanaugh needs only a simple majority of 50 votes for confirmation; there are 51 Republicans in the upper chamber, but Sen. Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from becoming too conservative. "The old dodge of stare decisis has been thrown out the window because Justice [John] Roberts, Justice [Samuel] Alito [Jr.] and Justice [Neil] Gorsuch claimed they would follow precedent and the minute they got on the court they did not". Those included a number of disputed cases, including ones supporting same-sex marriage and a woman's right to an abortion. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress.

The 2018 salary of a Supreme Court associate justice is $255,300, according to the US Courts.

VOA's Steve Herman reported this story.

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