Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin comes out against Supreme Court nominee

Pat Wise
July 13, 2018

"Politics have deeply harmed our Supreme Court nomination process", Gluck said. A simple majority is required. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency.

Still, with gun control advocates mobilized following February's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the court may instead take aim at more modest measures, like one that may be headed to the justices from New York City this fall.

Another Bush staffer had a lot to do with the Kavanaugh choice, Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn.

As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would make about $255,300 per year.

Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton. That opinion is not shocking, it's held by many legal experts, Republican and Democrat, alike.

"Judge Kavanaugh is the real deal", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said one day after a closed-door meeting with the nominee.

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A conservative group, the Judicial Crisis Network, has announced $2.4 million in spending, focused on four Democratic senators in Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Alabama. That doesn't change even if the Supreme Court topples Roe v. Wade.

Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office. They say Trump might be accused of a crime. "He's going to have all he can handle to handle current cases that come before the court, so I doubt seriously that that's really a legitimate concern". Orrin Hatch of Utah, who called the judge "a very fine man", and was to confer with Sen. His father went to law school at night, he added.

"There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it and I have every confidence he'll be confirmed", Hatch said. He is prepared, it seems, to vote to confirm Kavanaugh if the judge's rulings and writings are no more extreme than Gorsuch's. Thus, no matter whether the President is Democratic or Republican, no matter whether the Senate is controlled by Democrats or by Republicans, you have the same ground rules for how nominations will be considered. He said it's different with mid-term elections.

If confirmed, his relatively modest means would rank him in the lower tier in personal finances among members of court.

Jonathan Turley is a George Washington University constitutional law professor.

But Trump campaigned on a pledge to nominate anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court, and all potential nominees on his short list were vetted by the pro-life conservative Federalist Society. Sometimes, explains Perkins, Roberts appears to have sworn to uphold Supreme Court precedent - not the Constitution. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress. It will be too hard to explain to Democratic voters why they cast the votes that confirmed a nominee too "radical" for Susan Collins, and a nominee who will move the Supreme Court to the right. Kavanaugh's extensive paper trail - not just in his 12 years on the bench, but also from his time in the Bush administration - and the fight over what senators will get access to review is becoming the latest key fight to keep a very close eye on. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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