Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "sticks to the law", former clerk says

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee

According to aides close to the White House who spoke to Politico, in that meeting Kennedy recommended Trump pick Brett Kavanaugh, who had served as a former law clerk to Kennedy.

On the D.C. Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh sided with Priests for Life against the Obama administration's contraception mandate, but also suggested the government has a "compelling interest in facilitating access to contraception for the employees of.religious organizations".

I refer, of course, to the time of Richard Nixon, the Watergate break-in, investigations and prosecutions, and the revelation of the existence of dozens of secretly taped Oval Office conversations among the president and his henchmen. "And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".

Critics on the left see Kavanaugh's record very differently, and have painted him as a judge who regularly sides with the wealthy and powerful over everyday Americans.

NBC News reported that the Trump team was in talks with Kennedy about his replacement for months and he only felt comfortable retiring after he "received assurance that it would be Kavanaugh", per NBC reporter Geoff Bennett. "I am going to do my due diligence, exercise an independent review and independent judgment so don't have a feeling one way or another", said the Alabama Democrat.

Brett worked for George W. Bush in 2001. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions. 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.

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Some Republican senators had favored other options. Robin Shea, a partner at the employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, said she's been "pretty pleased" overall with Kavanaugh's record.

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups quickly lined up in opposition. "I haven't even met 'em", she said, picking up her pace as she walked through the Capitol's basement to escape a growing throng of reporters.

Jones was among the Democratic lawmakers invited to the announcement at the White House but did not attend. Kelly Ayotte served as the "sherpa" for Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota.

Trump also met with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME is up for reelection in 2020, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska faces voters in 2022, and we have no particular reason to think either is ready to retire any time soon.

Kavanaugh has also touched on the subject of Roe itself on a couple of occasions, but without presenting clear-cut proof of his legal position. At the top of that list is abortion.

"I will oppose this nominee with everything that I've got", Schumer told MSNBC, warning that a more conservative court including Kavanaugh could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion and end protections under the Affordable Care Act healthcare law known as Obamacare.

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They will also visit Trinity College, the Famine Memorial and the Irish Emigration Museum over the course of their stay. The flypast also included bombers, old and new, along with spy planes, helicopters and transporters.

Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale. He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006.

Kavanaugh's many written opinions provide insight into his thinking and also will be fodder for Senate Democrats who will seek to block his confirmation.

An Alabama law mandated that abortion clinics can not be within 2,000 yards from a school before a judge struck it down.

"It makes flawless sense to me that Jeff Sessions can't oversee an investigation of the campaign he was part of", Graham said of the attorney general in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press". I will conduct a careful, thorough vetting of the president's nominee to the Supreme Court, as I have done with the five previous Supreme Court justices whom I have considered.

Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh could create the most conservative court since the justices blocked a number of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs in the 1930s.

"This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support", Trump said. Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary Committee, which will get the first chance to question the nominee, predicted a "rough, tough, down in the dirt, ear-pulling, nose-biting fight".

Former Sen. Jon Kyl will guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process.

That line of thinking would be useful to Trump, who is unlikely to face impeachment so long as Republicans control Congress. If you're going to do something unsafe in this emergency situation, it should be something that might actually make a difference.

As of Tuesday, only one Senate Democrat up for re-election in a state that Trump won has announced that he's a no vote: Sen. He called it the "fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp".

The appellate court judge's first, well-photographed stop: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.

Schumer urged voters to mobilize against Kavanaugh's nomination. "I am deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the Supreme Court".

After about 30 minutes, some of the protesters, including Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams, were arrested. In another case, he barred people who regularly drive on highways from suing to secure stronger vehicle and truck safety standards to reduce the risk of severe accidents, embracing a standard that could in effect dramatically limit many public health and safety claims. In June 2016, the high court struck it down in a 5-3 decision.

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