Democrats vow to fight against President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Democrats vow to fight against President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Democrats vow to fight against President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

In fact, Ben Cardin, one of Maryland's two Democratic senators, suspects Kavanaugh's major selling point to Trump was not his glittering conservative bona fides but the judge's record of support for executive authority and privilege, and for deference to the president.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said opponents were using "40-year-old scare tactics" over abortion and other issues but they "will not stop us from doing the right thing". The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for confirmation.

Murkowski told reporters that "there's a lot to look at with Judge Kavanaugh" but said she needed a "more through review" to give "more of a reaction".

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was. Keep reading below to learn more about Trump's pick!

Justin Walker, a law professor at Louisville University and a former clerk for both Kavanaugh and Kennedy, wrote that the dissent was ultimately more an argument against the mandate than in favor.

Kavanaugh disagreed. He compared working at SeaWorld to playing a sport like ice hockey that comes with inherent dangers, and, unlike his colleagues on the panel, argued that OSHA doesn't have the legal standing to regulate it. Since 2006, he has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington. Kavanaugh also led the probe into the suicide of Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. Mike Lee, R-UT, said Monday evening, hopeful but not yet committing to confirmation. "I am interested in knowing more about Mr. Kavanaugh", Levin said in evaluating the nominee, discussing the media and political pundits rushing to pro- and anti-Kavanaugh stances. She also lashed out and what she called "liberal activist judges". He said "that's the accountability that will be lost if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed".

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Is there a Supreme Court sign in these tea leaves? "I am concerned that Judge Kavanaugh's history of contradictions would cloud his judgment on issues pertaining to the investigation into the president and make uncertain his likely claims to defend previous court precedents". Booker said in a statement following the nomination announcement.

"Justice Rehnquist was not successful in convincing a majority of the justices in the context of abortion either in Roe itself or in the later cases such as Casey, in the latter case perhaps because of stare decisis", he continued.

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The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand USA allies contribute more funding for their own national defense.

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Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who supports abortion rights, noted his restraint.

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"President Trump did exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail [in 2016]: nominate someone who will overturn women's reproductive rights and strike down health care protections for millions of Americans", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, adding that "civil rights, labor rights, environmental rights, LGBTQ [sexual minority] rights" are at risk.

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"He had fully 12 different opinions that were adopted by the United States Supreme Court", Pence said.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and all 10 Democrats on the Judiciary panel gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday to oppose Kavanaugh.

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Jon Kyl, a former Arizona Republican senator, has been tasked with shepherding Kavanaugh through the Senate confirmation process. Kelly Ayotte served as the "sherpa" for Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017.

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