Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle footing

by Abel Hampton July 12, 2018, 11:07
Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle footing

The statement continued: "The NAACP knows Judge Kavanaugh well".

"President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be a rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires".

Illinois' Dick Durbin said, "So Senator Collins of ME has been the most outspoken and said if someone is hostile to a woman's rights to choose her own future when it comes to family planning, she will not support that justice". Those Trump-voting states are all home to Democratic senators who will face intense pressure to support the President's nominee.

Trump, in a televised remark from the East Room of the White House, praised Kavanaugh's "impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", reported Fox News.

On average, for Supreme Court nominees who have received hearings, the hearing occurred 39 days after the nomination was formally submitted, according to the Congressional Research Service.

"President Trump sees his appointment of Justice Gorsuch as a home run, as a major victory for his presidency early on in his term, and I think he wants to repeat that performance and he sees this nomination as an opportunity to do it", says Schwartzman. However, each possible choice must be balanced against political realities - with Republicans holding a razor-thin majority in the Senate and Democratic leaders imploring their colleagues to stand firm against any Trump nomination. The liberals' effort probably will focus on moderate GOP senators, such as Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who might be wary of adding a hard-line conservative and risking decades-old precedents such as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973. Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. I am more than confident @realDonaldTrump chose the right person to replace Justice Kennedy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also received a heads-up from the president.

Kavanaugh said if he is chosen to be on the Supreme Court he would "keep an open mind in every case" and "always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law". Joe Donnelly, West Virginia Sen.

The confirmation process in the coming months could be contentious, with some Democrats - including New York Senator Chuck Schumer - suggesting the Senate should wait until after the midterm elections to vote on a nominee.

He was a whiz kid on independent counsel Ken Starr's staff in the 1990s as part of the investigation that led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Groups that support abortion rights are planning a "Day of Action" for August 26, the anniversary of the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. But conservatives perceive Kavanaugh's time as a Republican operative favorably, and his connections from years in the executive branch could serve to soothe Republicans ahead of what could very well be a confirmation fight.

Martha Kavanaugh taught high school history before returning to school for her law degree.

While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight. The court could also be called upon to render judgment on issues of personal significance to Trump and his administration including matters arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia-related investigation and several civil lawsuits pending against Trump. "A jurist who acts within the bounds of the Constitution and interprets the law as written protects the rights of all Americans to live in liberty". Let's just hope that Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, and Stephen Breyer, 79, can hang on until the 2020 election, and that Americans exercise better judgment when they next cast their ballots for president.

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