Would Brett Kavanaugh overturn Roe? Supreme Court pick’s record offers mixed clues
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Jul 11, 2018,
Jul 11, 2018, 1:44
Mr Kavanaugh also served as a former aide to President George W Bush.
In addition, Blumenthal contended that "Judge Kavanaugh, if he is a justice, would be the swing vote" in deciding if Trump could eventually pardon himself.
"Not only did Mr. Kavanaugh say that a president should not be subpoenaed, he said a president shouldn't be investigated", Schumer said.
"I have known Brett Kavanaugh for many years", said Dean Heather K. Gerken.
John Roberts and Elena Kagan also had time working in the executive branch that led to a large volume of paperwork being released before their Senate hearings. But Democrats will cast Kavanaugh as part of the same Washington "swamp" Trump vowed to drain. During a presidential debate in 2016, Trump said Wade would be "automatically" overturned if he had the opportunity to appoint multiple justices.
Donald Trump said: "What matters is not a judges political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the constitution require". If Republicans maintain control of the Senate, that gives the president two more years where any retirement from the court is left to him to replace. The group also launched ConfirmKavanaugh.com, a website that features statements of support for the judge.
Amid July 8 television talk-show buzz about President Donald Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nominee announcement, Republicans expressed optimism that the Senate will confirm any of the likely candidates the president puts forth. Activists for the group prepared multiple versions of protest signs for a rally Monday night on the steps of the high court, not knowing whom Trump would ultimately pick.
With Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trump's choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to November's midterm elections.
JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court past year. The Judicial Crisis Network, which describes itself as "dedicated to strengthening liberty and justice" and is committed to "limited government", has already purchased a $1.4 million ad campaign on national cable and digital TV, and on stations in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia, featuring an introductory bio spot about the nominee.
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If Democrats can convince voters in red states that Kavanaugh is a threat to Obama-era health care, they might be able to peel off the one or two GOP votes needed to sink Kavanaugh's nomination.
The poll shows that Democrats in three states - Sen. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.
Former New Hampshire Sen.
The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for Trump's eventual selection to win confirmation. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.
While Trump didn't name the four, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.
Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the nation's second most powerful court.
The liberal coalition started holding events on Monday, before the announcement was made, with a focus on the twin issues of keeping abortion legal and maintaining insurance protections for people with preexisting conditions, which are the subject of a federal court case that could eventually reach the Supreme Court.
Casey says he is "pro-life", but regularly sides with supporters of abortion rights in Senate votes.