Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

It is hard to imagine any Republican senator opposing President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a judge with impeccable credentials, strong intellect and sterling character. Jones is a former career prosecutor who touted his civil rights wins during his insurgent campaign.

"People kept talking about different names", Trump said of speculation about who might be next to leave the court. Manchin is a top target for conservative judicial groups, who have vowed to spend millions to try to pressure him and the other Democrats on this list to support Kavanaugh.

Democrats have targeted health care, abortion rights and past writings on presidential investigations in the initial stages of their push to sink Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.

"Whether the Constitution allows indictment of a sitting president is debatable", Kavanaugh wrote in the Georgetown Law Journal in 1998.

They would once again have an enthusiasm edge over Republicans, who could no longer make the midterms a referendum on the Supreme Court and would tend to feel as if they had won the war, not just a single battle. He said he would work to defeat Kavanaugh, in his words, "with everything I have".

Illustrating his point, protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Monday night had signs displaying opposition to other potential nominees, including Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge, and Thomas Hardiman. George H.W. Bush put David Souter and Clarence Thomas on the court in his one term in office.

Kavanaugh also would be the sixth Roman Catholic among the current bench, and the second, along with Gorsuch, to graduate from the same elite boys' Catholic high school in suburban Maryland.

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Cornyn said he asked Kavanaugh about the law journal articles during their "courtesy visit" Wednesday.

During Senate hearings, Kavanaugh will undoubtedly be questioned about whether he would support overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a woman's federal right to an abortion.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joined Smith in tweeting about Kavanaugh's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruling earlier this year, and statements the judge has made in favor of a net neutrality repeal.

"Although Kavanaugh worked on the impeachment of President Clinton, he now maintains that "criminal investigations and prosecutions of the president" should be deferred while a president is in office". The left understands that Kavanaugh's nomination is an existential threat to its activist judicial agenda, so it is going to throw everything it has at him in a multimillion-dollar sliming.

"While the President's selection of a conservative candidate is not a surprise, it exemplifies the direction of this administration to further divide, rather than unite, our county", said Ann Toback, its executive director. In theory, the can vote either way on any issue, but a Kavanaugh confirmation would swing it sharply to the right.

The centrist Anti-Defamation League was also wary of Trump's nominee. "Because he has written and spoken prolifically on many issues of deep concern, we believe his positions merit close scrutiny". The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Kavanaugh was first confirmed to the appellate court in 2006.

In his White House remarks after Trump announced his nomination, Kavanaugh seemed determined to show his feminist credentials, noting his mother's influence as a teacher and judge; his hiring at Harvard Law School by future Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan; and the number of women clerks he has hired on the D.C. Circuit.

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