Trump Names Catholic Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Yes Another Liberal SCOTUS Meltdown Is Coming...And It Could Be One For The Record Books

Yes Another Liberal SCOTUS Meltdown Is Coming...And It Could Be One For The Record Books

"An exceptional person will be chosen". "Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty". Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee.

"I've never seen a president of the United States, in effect, make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list", Blumenthal said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Three Democratic senators who voted for Gorsuch - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia - are up for re-election IN states Trump won handily IN 2016.

Democrats are still stinging from Republicans refusing to even grant a hearing to President Barack Obama's choice to serve on the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. However, Brett disagreed demanding the government find a sponsor for the woman, but the full appeals took up the case and Brett was overruled. Leo put together Trump's list of 25 potential Supreme Court picks and helped put Neil Gorsuch onto the court. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAn end game on Supreme Court nominations Supreme Court talk dominates Sunday shows as Trump nears decision Hysteria about the Supreme Court vacancy isn't about abortion - it's about reparations MORE (R-Ariz.) is away from Washington stricken with brain cancer, while Democrats control 49.

"Throughout legal circles he's considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers", Trump said at the White House.

"Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials". In her statement, she said President Trump's nomination was a "destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color and families" and that it was to "radically reverse the course of American justice and democracy".

"I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Judge Brett Kavanaugh built a solidly conservative record during his 12 years on the appeals court in Washington that decides consequential cases on health care, the environment and other major governmental policies.

"Well, they're going to be completely in concert with President Trump's promise to only appoint biased judges who will overturn Roe". "And I expect we'll do that on sort of a normal timetable of a couple of months". Relishing the suspense, Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m. Monday announcement from the White House.

He wrote a Minnesota law review article in 2009 arguing that presidents should be shielded from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while in office.

Barrett, 46, is a rising judicial star and a favorite among social conservatives.

Conservative judicial activists will immediately begin running ads pressuring politically vulnerable Democratic senators to vote for confirmation.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would be be replacing his old boss; like Justice Gorsuch, Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Kennedy back in the day.

Some conservatives lobbied against him, worrying that his upbringing in the suburbs of D.C. could mean he'll be the kind of justice who has disappointed conservatives before.

He recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to get an abortion.

Mr Kavanaugh also served as a former aide to President George W Bush. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions. Barrett, in her mid-40s, is a judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; she was nominated by Trump. He has written roughly 300 opinions as a judge, authored several law journal articles, regularly taught law school classes and spoken frequently in public.

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