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Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words

11 July 2018, 01:43 | Nichole Osborne


A failed litmus test Trump taints his Supreme Court pick with his promise to anti-abortion extremists

President George W. Bush first nominated Brett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 25, 2003.

A confirmation would solidify the Supreme Court's conservative majority and continue President Trump's push to shift the federal bench to the right.

Did Trump choose Kavanaugh because of this opinion, skeptics are now wondering.

"President Trump has made a superb selection", McConnell, who represents Kentucky, said ahead of the encounter. "But the conservative senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee must use the confirmation hearing to ask him legitimate questions to verify his backers' claims that he's a textualist and originalist".

A lot of people tell me to stick to sports and to leave politics out of it.

Liberals plan to paint Kavanaugh as an extremist who can not be trusted, because of the process through which he was chosen, which included being part of a preapproved list drawn up for Trump during the campaign.

While on the campaign trail, Trump said that if he gets to nominate one or two conservative justices, the court would "automatically" overturn Roe v. Wade. Not long after Schumer spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the "far left" of engaging in "scare tactics" over the nominee.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he thinks Trump is "worried" Mueller will try to subpoena him and take other actions to advance the Russian Federation probe.

The conservative Kavanaugh is looking to take over a spot set to be vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy's abrupt impending retirement.

It may not also be his last, with liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg 85-years-old and Stephen Breyer turning 80 next month.

Democrats have voiced their strong opposition to Kavanaugh's candidacy, with Sen.

On the heels of President Donald Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court, Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are sounding the alarm on Brett Kavanaugh's past stances on executive authority: favoring relatively unchecked presidential power and freedom for the president from "distractions" such as lawsuits or investigations.

Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh could create the most conservative court since the justices blocked a number of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs in the 1930s.

Democrats plan a confrontation centered on abortion and healthcare, hoping to either scuttle the nomination process completely or delay it until after November in the hope of winning extra seats in the Senate to force Trump to compromise.

"This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee, and all four of these people are highly qualified, been on the court, know what they're doing, mainstream judges", Graham said.

All three states lean heavily Republican. Trump signed Kavanaugh's nomination papers Monday evening in the White House residence.

By keeping Scalia's seat open, McConnell gave Trump a head start in putting his own stamp on the high court, and the president acknowledged as much when Gorsuch was sworn in past year.

The state of play: The polls shows three Democratic senators are poised to lose their seats to Republicans - Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Bill Nelson in Florida and Joe Donnelly in Indiana. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania - up for re-election - says he'll be opposed. "He hasn't committed to how he is going to vote on the nominee", Severino said about Jones, who has supported abortion rights.

Video after Trump's announcement showed pro-choice protesters enraged.

Judge Kavanaugh graduated from Yale College in 1987, and from Yale Law School in 1990, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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