Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?

FBN's Stuart Varney on the impact of President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on the midterm elections.

Multiple Republicans voting against confirmation would also change things, since that would give all Senate Democrats an excuse for opposing confirmation.

Gupta argued that the president made his choice with his legal troubles in mind and that someone like Kavanaugh would eventually protect him against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's 2016 election campaign and the Russians.

"As a judge, I hire four law clerks each year", Kavanaugh said during his remarks at the White House.

Gun Control is up first, as Kavanaugh's nomination has many Americans asking about his record on the Second Amendment and looking to his judicial record for clues to his thinking on the issue.

"Justice Kavanaugh is prepared to carry forth Trump's agenda", she added, and "gut the Affordable Care Act", referring to Obama's healthcare law, widely known as Obamacare.

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable.

In the context of the military commissions, Kavanaugh's skepticism of worldwide law has left him as the central defender of the government's controversial claim that the commissions may constitutionally try offenses that are not global war crimes. The court and the confirmation process have become so politicized precisely because the court has overstepped its proper bounds to assume authority over many important and controversial areas of national life best left to the democratic process.

The opposite is true of Republican Sen.

The groups plan to develop two sets of ads, with one targeting Democratic incumbent senators up for reelection in Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri and Montana, who voted against Trump's last nominee to the high court, Neil Gorsuch. Some Democrats said Kavanaugh, a more committed conservative, could disrupt precedents like Roe v. Wade, which said women have the constitutional right to abortions. Reagan chose Scalia, Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the court. At that time, Supreme Court Justices earned $208,100, which is around $243,000 in today's dollars.

But according to PRRI's American Values Atlas, in 2014, ME had the 3rd highest support for legal abortion in the USA - with 67% who said it should be legal in most or all cases, following New Hampshire (73%) and Vermont (69%). "Either go along with the rest of the Democratic Party to oppose the nominee and risk losing their own upcoming election, or support Kavanaugh and leave the Democrats short of the votes they may need".

The court majority agreed with EPA that it did not have to consider costs in protecting health and safety.

The new surge of energy could help Democrats in House races, where the party's fortunes largely rest in suburban swing districts. Sixteen percent said that their vote isn't relevant to Trump and his policies.

Jon Tester is another Democratic incumbent senator running in a red state. In a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll last month, 63 percent of Democrats rate their interest level as a "9 or 10" on a 10-point scale; only 47 percent of Republicans do the same. Montana was about equivalent to the rest of the US's abortion views when asked in 2014 with 54% of Montanans saying abortion should be legal in some or all cases compared to 55% of the United States at large. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to help block confirmation.

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