Trump to Announce His Supreme Court Nominee Tonight

10 July, 2018, 08:14 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch standing with his wife Louise as his nominee for the Supreme Court. A family separation crisis of

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch served as law clerks to Kennedy at the same time early in their legal careers.

Leo said Hardiman of Pennsylvania and Kethledge of MI are "a little bit less known by conservatives".

"This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee, and all four of these people are highly qualified, been on the court, know what they're doing, mainstream judges", Graham said.

He added: "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".

U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as President Donald Trump introduces him as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., on July 9, 2018.

On Monday, Trump phoned retiring Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat.

With Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona, Republicans can now only muster 50 votes.

Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

The potential nominees were narrowed down from a list of 25 administration-approved judges, former judges and one member of Congress, as curated by Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and Trump's top Supreme Court adviser.

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Some Republican senators had favored other options.

As Judge Kavanaugh explained in his dissenting opinion, "Judicially second-guessing the correctness or reasonableness (as opposed to the sincerity) of plaintiffs' religious beliefs is exactly what the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby told us not to do". Liberal advocacy groups are challenging Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to keep the Democrats united.

A group of Democratic senators from Republican-leaning states - lawmakers who could be pivotal in the confirmation fight - declined Trump's invitation to attend the White House announcement.

Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will be prime targets.

Before a full vote on the chamber floor, the prospective justice will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee in hearings that can go on for days.

Democrats have turned their attention to pressuring two Republicans, Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Susan Collins, R-Maine. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights. At the top of that list is abortion. Although the statement is undoubtedly accurate, it is likely to be seized on by supporters of abortion rights as they try to convince moderate Republican senators that Barrett might vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision declaring a woman's constitutional right to abortion. Kennedy provided a decisive vote in 2015 on an important fair housing case.

"If confirmed to the D.C. circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully", Kavanaugh said. She considers federal appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana and IL and hears the cases in the Dirksen Federal Building courthouse in Chicago's Loop. It's about what country the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court. These findings have become particularly relevant as special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russian Federation investigation, considers actions Trump has taken that could possibly be considered obstruction of justice. In a recent case involving abortion and immigration, he wrote a decision that temporarily barred a pregnant teenager in immigration custody from obtaining an abortion. The New York Times reports she says she would like to see the scope of abortion rights changed.

The nomination is Trump's second to the nation's highest court, a rare presidential privilege that could seal a key part of Trump's legacy less than two years into his first term.

Kavanaugh has drawn concern from many in the conservative movement over some of his past rulings, notably his opinion against a Catholic pro-life organization in a case involving the Obamacare contraception mandate and an opinion that is said to have paved the way for the Supreme Court ruling that "saved" Obamacare itself a few years ago.

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