Kavanaugh could make red wave probable in Senate come November: Varney

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 12, 2018

Senators should ask him about that, too. A simple majority is required.

"For this reason, I expect many of them to vote in favor of the Republican nominee", he concluded. Speaking to reporters, Hatch said he assumed that one of the finalists for the position this time around, appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, would be chosen "next time". Trump spoke during the television announcement of the nomination from the White House East Room on Monday.

Almost everyone interviewed ahead of Kavanaugh's nomination described him to USA TODAY as a sports junkie who lives and dies with the up-and-down Washington Nationals. Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin. Bill Clinton, for example, "could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots", Kavanaugh wrote. It was ruled a suicide, but some people dispute this. There were also pledges of open minds by key senators whose votes will most likely determine the outcome.

Democrats are targeting moderate Republican Sens.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called Kavanagh "one of the most thoughtful jurists" in the country but warned of an onslaught of "fear mongering" from liberal groups trying to derail the nomination.

He said his committee will examine the 300 cases Kavanaugh has made decisions in before bringing the nomination to a vote in the full Senate.

Kavanaugh, whose nomination by Trump has come under fire from the left, hasn't commented publicly on the debts.

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

While one national political analyst said McCain, who has been in Arizona since late past year battling brain cancer, may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Kavanaugh be confirmed, another Arizona lawmaker has different thoughts.

Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office.

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Protesters have filled the steps of the Supreme Court in recent days.

"Judge Kavanaugh has written some troubling things about environmental protections, consumer protections, commonsense gun safety laws - all of which should be carefully examined by this Senate and by the American people", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

He also has a bad record on environmental law, doesn't support labor rights, disapproves of agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and opposes affirmative action.

Opposition figures wasted no time in assailing Kavanaugh, warning his confirmation would usher in the erosion of civil liberties and long-held rights, while conservatives were quick to drum up support for the nominee.

The second scenario is like the first, except with one or two Republicans opposing Kavanaugh, thereby putting Democratic senators in Republican states in the hot seat.

"They are a conservative institution, not only politically, but institutionally".

Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee.

Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of MI, said absent an unexpected change in the composition of the Senate or a scandal, it's likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite any Democratic opposition.

WEDDINGTON: To gratitude that I had the opportunity but anger that suddenly Trump, who has no right to give speeches to anybody about ethics, is now saying, well, he thinks women shouldn't have abortions.

Ambitious young lawyers who might someday see themselves as justices also know what it takes to be considered for the plum jobs atop the federal judiciary, Kerr said. Unlike Murkowski, she voted for President Barack Obama's two Supreme Court picks, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. But, unlike presidents or members of Congress, Supreme Court justices do not have term limits - they serve until they resign or die. "But there are other issues involving judicial temperament and his political, or rather, his judicial philosophy that also will play into my decision". Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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