Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

11 July, 2018, 05:18 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee

Meeting helped: CNN and Politico have a similar take: Trump "walked away from a private chat with the retiring justice convinced that Kavanaugh-who once clerked for Kennedy-was the top choice", per CNN. Trump wants to leave an enduring mark on the court, giving it a solid five-justice conservative majority for the foreseeable future.

"Schumer is using that notion - that in general, it is bad policy to allow presidents to be pursued by prosecutors while in office - to imply that Kavanaugh thinks Trump shouldn't be investigated, and to question how he would rule as a judge", said Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt.

"But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh, " Amar wrote in a controversial NYT OpEd, maintaining that Trump had lived up to his promise to pick "someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States".

Kavanaugh will begin making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, accompanied by former Sen.

Kavanaugh also played a lead role in drafting Starr's report following an investigation into Clinton. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987, and received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1990.

Kavanaugh was a frequent opponent of President Barack Obama's EPA and sought to limit or throw out many environmental regulations.

Compared to some of Trump's other options, Kavanaugh is "more of a moderate conservative", McDaniel said: he is a textualist and originalist, but also says he would adhere to precedent. If she took the bait, then Democrats would have it in their power to stop the judge's confirmation by their own efforts, and that might justify endangering a Democratic senator or two if it meant forcing Trump to appoint a different kind of SCOTUS justice.

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It's official! President Donald Trump has named Brett Michael Kavanaugh has his Supreme Court Justice nominee!

Several others made their way to the Supreme Court to join in the demonstrations. John McCain of Arizona, who is being treated for brain cancer, is unlikely to vote. "I'm deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on The Supreme Court", Brett said. If confirmed, Trump's choice would solidify the high court's conservative majority and continue the president's push to shift the federal bench to the right.

Orthodox groups are likely to welcome a court that protects public religious expression over strict separation, as it did in recent rulings confirming a baker's right to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Democrats plan to pressure two moderate Senate Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, to oppose the nomination.

In that case, Agri Processor claimed that undocumented workers were not covered by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 because a more recent law ― the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ― said it was illegal to knowingly employ them.

He fought on the legal team urging Florida not to have a recount in the 2000 presidential election between Bush and Al Gore, Clinton's vice president. Collins has said she will not vote for a nominee who would overturn the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision, Roe versus Wade, that legalized abortion nationwide. Murkowski said, after a reporter asked her if any GOP members could afford to vote against the nominee.

Kennedy cast the pivotal vote to uphold Roe in the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision.

Many Democrats fear that Kavanaugh's conservative credentials - in a bench that is now tied 4-4 between liberal and conservative justices- will tilt the court right for the foreseeable future, allowing a rewriting of everything from hard won rights on abortion to same-sex marriage. It could also create a lasting majority.

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