Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

Kavanaugh is one of two dozen jurists Trump listed as potential Supreme Court nominees during the 2016 campaign, a list that generated significant enthusiasm among social conservatives who have long sought to overturn abortion rights in America, among other causes.

Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization, said it opposes Kavanaugh's nomination because "his overly restrictive approach to agency authority, and limited view of the public's right to access the courts, could jeopardize the ability of federal agencies to carry out their vital missions and threaten the American public's access to justice".

"But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh, " Amar wrote in a controversial NYT OpEd, maintaining that Trump had lived up to his promise to pick "someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States". But we found that Democrats aren't telling the full story about what Kavanaugh said.

Meanwhile, Republicans are hoping Kavanaugh can earn bipartisan support and are seeking to woo Democrats up for re-election in states that Trump won easily in 2016, such as Joe Donnelly of in and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In the case decided Monday that had to do with attorneys' fees, there would be no majority if Kavanaugh were to withdraw. The group Fix the Court, which advocates for Supreme Court transparency and accountability, sued the National Archives and Records Administration and the Justice Department on Tuesday over outstanding requests under the Freedom of Information Act related to Kavanaugh's time working under the former independent counsel Ken Starr, who was investigating the Clinton White House. "I am interested in knowing more about Mr. Kavanaugh", Levin said in evaluating the nominee, discussing the media and political pundits rushing to pro- and anti-Kavanaugh stances. In confirming Trump's first Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Republicans eliminated the 60-vote requirement to advance a nomination to the high court.

McConnell said Kavanaugh was an "outstanding nomination".

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer charged that Trump "chose the candidate who he thought would best protect him from the Mueller investigation" while Cory Booker of New Jersey warned darkly that Trump "chose the one person that has written that he should have immunity from any investigation and from any kind of prosecution it might result in".

"Throughout legal circles, he is considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers", Trump said of Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, said that he was "deeply honored" to replace the retiring justice. Many of us believed that Nixon's presidency could not survive the court's ruling. He helped draft the Starr Report, which called for President Bill Clinton to be impeached because he lied about having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said during a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Kavanaugh's selection would put healthcare protections in the ACA, such as protections for people with preexisting conditions, "at grave, grave risk" and said people should demand a justice to "protect our healthcare, not strike it down".

President Donald Trump has yet to announce his pick for Supreme Court, but Democratic Sen. The House Judiciary Committee took up articles of impeachment that very afternoon and charged Nixon with obstruction of justice three days later. Jon Kyl, his guide for the confirmation process. Since 2006, he has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. "He's clearly qualified for the job", said the Maine Republican.

Several others made their way to the Supreme Court to join in the demonstrations.

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