Will the US Senate vote for Trump's Supreme Court nominee?
Jul 11 2018
Like Trump's first nominee a year ago, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.
The conservative Kavanaugh is looking to take over a spot set to be vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy's abrupt impending retirement.
Leo said that for Trump, the organizations who helped brainstorm names of potential justices were not important, and instead the key is that the judge chosen will "interpret the Constitution the way it is written".
"We look forward to the confirmation process, which will unfold in the next few weeks", McConnell said, ignoring a question about whether Democrats would support the nomination. But Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin all say they won't attend.
Despite this, Judge Kavanaugh appears to take a restrictive view of the federal government's regulatory authority, arguing in a dissent this year that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, and opposing the FCC's net neutrality rule aimed at ensuring a free and open internet. Judge Kavanaugh later worked as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House.
Stabenow said in a Monday statement that the vacancy "represents a very consequential moment for our country where we can chose to make progress on so many important issues for MI families or we can turn the clock back".
"We are concerned that Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record does not reflect the demonstrated independence and commitment to fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on our nation's highest court", Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL's CEO and national director, said in a statement.
"I will oppose him with everything I've got", Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.
He added that the last two Supreme Court nominees - one from Trump and one from President Barack Obama - went from nomination to confirmation in 66 days. "Judge Kavanaugh possesses an impressive resume, an outstanding legal mind, and an exemplary legal temperament".
FILE - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, speaks at a news conference about the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in Washington, March 22, 2018. He is being accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen.
Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk, said that he was "deeply honored" to replace the retiring justice. In 2003, he served as Assistant to the President as the White House Staff Secretary, according to SCOTUS Blog.
The DNC deleted its initial tweet with the incorrect picture and sent out another tweet with the correct one, but not before they were mocked by several conservative reporters and the office of Sen.
Assuming Kavanaugh's candidacy receives support in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he would need a simple majority of Senate votes to be placed on the high court. LLC v. EPA. The Supreme Court cited Kavanaugh's dissent in MI v. EPA, when it reversed the D.C. Circuit's decision upholding the standards. "He's clearly qualified for the job", said the Maine Republican.
Republicans changed the Senate's rules past year to allow them to confirm a Supreme Court justice with a simple majority vote.
"You are anxious about president Trump's overreach". Jon Kyl would guide Trump's nominee through the grueling Senate process.
WASHINGTON ― In 2005, a group of workers at a meatpacking plant in Brooklyn voted to join a union. While President Trump has made his loyalty to corporations and disdain for women and minorities known over the past 18 months, the confirmation of a justice who shares his loyalties will leave a permanent imbalance on the court and could erode the rights of millions.