President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

Posted July 11, 2018

But Kavanaugh's nomination languished for three years, as Democrats fumed over his participation in Bush's recount team.

"Literally had to bail on our live show", she added, telling viewers she was moving "back to the safety of the studio".

The Washington Post: Conservatives Are Finally Getting The Supreme Court They Dreamed Of - "While President Trump plays the appointment of a Supreme Court justice like a reality show, promoting the dramatic reveal of the nominee's name in tonight's prime-time special, it nearly doesn't matter which of the contenders is chosen". In 2003, Bush nominated Kavanaugh for his current position as circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. During that time, he developed broad views on executive power.

The president said: "Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law". "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written".

Analysts say that could have weighed in his favour with the White House, given that the Supreme Court may at some point be asked to rule on matters arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia-related investigation.

Kavanaugh, a conservative federal judge who previously served in the administration of George W. Bush, has been tapped to replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a longtime swing vote for whom Kavanaugh once clerked.

Also, they might win the House of Representatives this November.

FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, issued a statement applauding Trump for choosing Judge Kavanaugh. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.

The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican president's party narrowly controls 51-49. Corker took a harder line.

The Vice President plans to escort Judge Kavanaugh to the Senate on Tuesday morning to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Some Republican senators had favored other options.

Kavanaugh said the "radical" majority had essentially created a "constitutional principle as novel as it is wrong: a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in USA government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand".

Left-leaning interest groups like Demand Justice have signaled they want to make the forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearing about two big things: abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act, the signature legislative achievement of the Obama presidency.

The poll shows that Democrats in three states - Sen.

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

The Judiciary Committee need not approve the nomination for it to advance.

There are good arguments as to why progressive Senators should vote against his confirmation. He said that picking a new justice was the most important responsibility of his office other than matters of war.

Democrats are ramping up opposition to the president's eventual pick with a focus on the prospect that the candidate that's confirmed would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a decades-old ruling that struck down laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions.

It's likely to become the most turbulent confirmation fight for a Supreme Court justice in years, with Kavanaugh already being cast as a hero or villain.

Collins has said she will not support a nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to the court's decision in Roe, and she has said she generally wants a clear commitment from the nominee to respect court precedent.

Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.