Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. Three Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won by double digits in 2016 - Indiana Sen. A source close to the White House told us he has a flawless record.

Tanden said Trump "wants to pit us against each other", and referenced his attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel during the campaign.

The list and reports coming from the interviews, however, have given Trump opponents a chance to examine each of the judges on the list and develop potential attacks on the records of each.

"The recent Supreme Court vacancy created in late June when Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement has reshaped the 2018 midterms, with outlets like the New York Times popping out headlines like, "'It's a Terrible Vote': "Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court Choice".

While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. Wade, a handful of Democrats will be key in deciding whether the president gets his pick confirmed to the high court, because of the razor-thin partisan divide in the Senate. Barletta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010-a Republican "wave" year-and was also rumored to be on Trump's short list for labor secretary during the transition. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court.

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime".


Hardiman serves on the same court as Maryanne Barry Trump, which is based in Philadelphia.

But Trump appointed Barrett to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit just nine months ago, and he may well leave her to gain more experience.

If the nomination is delayed and Democrats capture an extra seat in the Senate in November elections, Trump could be forced to compromise with liberals in order to fill Kennedy's seat.

By Monday Barrett, at 46 the youngest and the only woman of the four, was being widely discounted due to her relative inexperience and her strong views as a social and religious conservative. He's an appeals court judge - federal appeals court judge in D.C. And heading into the weekend, he was seen as a favorite.

Kennedy was the swing vote on many landmark decisions, including those involving abortion and same-sex marriage.

In a 2013 law review article, Kavanaugh wrote that after seeing firsthand the many hard duties that a president encounters, he thinks that presidents should operate free from the threat of civil suits, such as the sexual harassment suit that led to Clinton's impeachment, and that presidents should also be free from criminal investigation. Before joining the federal court, Hardiman practiced law in Pittsburgh. Luther Strange, cutting the GOP's Senate majority to 51-49. "Casey is refusing to even consider the President's #SCOTUS nominee". And, you know, the concern would be that something could pop up going through all those papers that could make him a tougher pick. "I don't think my role is to rubber-stamp for the president, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either".

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