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Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Senators who could cast the deciding votes on the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gave little indication of where their heads were on the matter on Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump announced his nomination. She described him as an independent and fair-minded judge. He said it was clear that many Democrats "didn't care who the nominee was at all".

Signaling the fight ahead on abortion rights, Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement: "There's no way to sugarcoat it: With this nomination, the constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion in this country is on the line".

Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013. Trump wants to leave an enduring mark on the court, giving it a solid five-justice conservative majority for the foreseeable future.

Trump defeated Clinton's wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election and has disparaged both Clintons.

"Even the lesser burdens of a criminal investigation-including preparing for questioning by criminal investigators-are time-consuming and distracting", Kavanaugh wrote.

But that may be a tall order.

Last night he confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for the court in a move that has anxious liberals and womens' groups. McConnell, who called Kavanaugh a "superb choice", hasn't explicitly said whether his goal is to complete a confirmation before the November midterm elections. Jon Kyl. He also met with Sen.

Grassley, as chairman, has some discretion in ruling what can be requested.

Responding to two potential criticisms of his argument-first, that nobody should be above the law, and second, that there must be a check against the bad or illegal behavior of presidents-Kavanaugh said he is only arguing for deferment of any action and that impeachment would remain an option. Mike Lee, R-UT, said Monday evening, hopeful but not yet committing to confirmation. They looked at all his comments during the vetting process, did they not? Pence told reporters that Kavanaugh was a "good man". As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat.

That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump. John McCain of Arizona. They all supported Gorsuch. Sasse noted he expected to conduct his interview with Bream on the Supreme Court steps.

While conservatives have so far chose to focus on Democratic senators, liberals have crafted a divided strategy for pressuring both Democrats and Republicans.

All three states lean heavily Republican. He worked on the legal and ethical issues handled by that office.

Collins praised Kavanaugh's "impressive credentials and extensive experience" but promised a "careful, thorough vetting", while Murkowski pledged to conduct a "rigorous and exacting" review.

"He clearly is qualified for the job, but there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision", Collins told reporters. Ten incumbent Democrats are seeking reelection this year in states that Trump won in 2016, and three of them - Sens. But Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin all say they won't attend. Kavanaugh noted that it was his mother-a former public school teacher who went to law school and became a judge-who inspired him to follow in her lawyering footsteps and will always be the only "Judge Kavanaugh" in his mind. Kennedy upheld abortion rights during his tenure on the top court, but Trump has promised to nominate justices who will overturn Roe. Last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, another relatively young nominee, was successfully added to the bench.

As for the right, many will likely back Trump's pick in the hopes of pushing the high court in a conservative direction, but not everyone is pleased.

According to a Monday Politico report, both women notably declined President Donald Trump's invitation to the White House during the announcement ceremony. "And I think it's going to be a attractive thing to watch over the next month". And when I say "the conservative cause", I don't mean just the positions your local Republican congressional candidate might advocate.

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