Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

Brian Fallon believes Democrats shouldn't "reserve judgment" when it comes to opposing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

But Trump campaigned on a pledge to nominate anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court, and all potential nominees on his short list were vetted by the pro-life conservative Federalist Society.

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee. And that will put some senators in a tough position as Democrats move to make Kavanaugh's nomination specifically about abortion rights.

But if it requires Democratic votes to confirm Kavanaugh, I don't think any Democrats will supply them. "The girls on the team call me 'Coach K'".

He talked about how his mother teaching in Washington D.C. public schools taught him the importance of equality and diversity. While women have come forward to report abuse by Kozinski that occurred as early as the mid-1980s, there have been no known reports of Kavanaugh being aware of such behavior, or it occurring while he worked for Kozinski. As they used to say in Brooklyn: Wait till next year. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the only former trial judge. He said the judge noted that he had proposed that Congress impose limits on investigations of sitting presidents.

FILE - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with Brett Kavanaugh, right, then-nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court, on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2006.

Graham has said he believes that Kavanaugh will be appointed and receive bipartisan support. That is not what Kavanaugh wrote.

"President Trump vowed he'd never let the NRA down, and with the Kavanaugh pick, he chose someone whose judicial record demonstrates a risky view of the Second Amendment that elevates gun rights above public safety". He proposed that Congress adopt legislation specifying that the president "is not subject to indictment or information under the laws of the United States while he serves as president".

"For me it's a threshold qualifying question", said Sen.

Republicans are pushing back, accusing Democrats of distorting the judge's words.

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Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office. But after serving in the administration of President George W. Bush, Kavanaugh's opinion changed.

So what does this mean if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling were to be overturned?

Kavanaugh's opinion on controversial cases, such as abortion, are less known. "Critics on the Right have pointed out that while Kavanaugh is undoubtedly brilliant and conservative, he seems to be something of a judicial politician". Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. But that didn't stop him from nominating Bush staffer Kavanaugh.

"Why did Trump stick with Kavanaugh?" Sen.

What were the Democrats thinking?

Do you think Kavanaugh is a good pick?

The two groups are also planning a bus tour in mid-September to support Kavanaugh in all of the states, with the exception of Montana. But the Democratic fight for congressional control could take a hit in the Senate, where party incumbents are fighting for their political futures in deep-red states where control of the court could be an important factor for voters.

Democrats blew their chance to shape the make up of the Supreme Court when they blew the 2016 presidential election. They didn't care as much about picking Supreme Court justices as Republicans and Trump did. "I expect his confirmation to go well".

"There's a concern among activist or progressives that Kavanaugh would basically favor Texas in a lot of lawsuits", he explained.

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