Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

King said the other reason is that the person will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered the swing vote on the court.

Kavanaugh, who has never worked in the private sector, showed two investments on public disclosure forms for past year, which were worth a combined maximum of $65,000. Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000.

The forms show in 2016 he accrued a credit card bill between $45,000 and $150,000 that was spent on home improvements and Washington Nationals season tickets for himself and some friends.

Kavanaugh's disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $60,000 to $200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a USA government loan, some of which was spent for home improvements, according to Shah. Shah said Kavanaugh's friends reimbursed him, and he's no longer in charge of purchasing the tickets.

Collins said Kavanaugh is qualified for the job, "but there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his political, or rather, his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision". According to Shah, Kavanaugh's retirement account is worth almost $500,000.

Kavanaugh's life - from legal writings to credit card debts - will be turned upside down as the confirmation process begins and it's the latter that made news Wednesday night.

"By nominating Judge Kavanaugh, the Trump-Pence administration continues its self-serving assault on civil rights, women's rights and LGBTQ rights", said Jon Harris Maurer, public policy director of Equality Florida, a group that seeks equal rights for LGBT Floridians.

In the era before the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the nation, some women would use wire coat hangers in an attempt to abort their fetuses. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth disclosed by Supreme Court justices was $4.6 million in 2017. The justice with the highest reported assets was Stephen Breyer, who listed between $6.4 million and $16.6 million.

"In law school I learned that no person is above the law".

- "Purchasing season tickets to watch the chronically disappointing Washington Nationals play baseball in their charmless stadium year after year", Deadspin deadpanned "is a troubling sign of poor judgment".

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