Brett Kavanaugh picked for Supreme Court by President Trump

Kenny Tucker
July 11, 2018

The morning after being nominated by Trump for a lifetime seat on the nine-member conservative-majority court, Kavanaugh began making the rounds in the Senate, first visiting Republican leader Mitch McConnell and then Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, whose panel will hold confirmation hearings.

Trump has previously said he wanted "pro-life" justices opposed to abortion rights.

The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

"Like Neil Gorsuch before him, Kavanaugh is an ideologically driven pick designed to create an activist Supreme Court that will undermine rights and protections for women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and all vulnerable people". He also has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investigating the president. During a presidential debate in 2016, Trump said Wade would be "automatically" overturned if he had the opportunity to appoint multiple justices.

"They need to understand that their entire political career will be haunted by their vote on Brett Kavanaugh", Wikler said.

President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Heritage has also called labor unions - who helped build the middle class - "cartels".

His nomination sparked immediate and furious opposition from many Senate Democrats still bitter over Republicans' refusal to process former President Barack Obama's final high court nominee and fearful of the impact an even more rightward-leaning court could have on America's legal landscape.

Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a conservative legal analyst who favors overturning Roe, defended Kavanaugh on this point Tuesday by stressing that his comments "related entirely to" the role of a lower court judge bound to defer to higher courts, and "do not speak to [the] role of" a Supreme Court Justice. "I look forward to following the U.S. Senate confirmation process".

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If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh would join three other Yale Law School graduates now on the Court-Justice Samuel Alito '75, Justice Sonia Sotomayor '79, and Justice Clarence Thomas '74. They believe Kavanaugh is not sufficiently conservative and disagree with portions of opinions he has written relating to abortion and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Democrats who were invited but declined included Sens. In the latest JCN salvo, totaling $1.4 million, the group will air a spot highlighting Kavanaugh's biography in Alabama, North Dakota, Indiana and West Virginia - red states with Democratic senators.

Mr Kavanaugh is a federal appellate judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. "Why won't she rule out voting for Trump's anti-choice picks?" both ads ask.

Kyl retired from the Senate seat now occupied by Jeff Flake in 2013 and has been working for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.

The White House hopes his close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for Trump's eventual selection to win confirmation.

Former New Hampshire Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

Outside Trump Tower in Midtown, demonstrators gathered to protest the potential shift of the Supreme Court to the right.

Groups that support abortion rights are planning a "Day of Action" for August 26, the anniversary of the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Though he authored the report that suggested grounds for Clinton's impeachment, Kavanaugh eventually came to reverse course, questioning whether a sitting president should be subject to the burdens of criminal proceedings.

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