President Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Gerardo Harmon
July 14, 2018

"I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same", Schumer said in a statement.

The stakes are high.

Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

"I don't think this president could have chosen somebody that better protects him from a special counsel investigation", Booker told TMZ".

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"The @GOP and leaders like @LindseyGrahamSC and @SenateMajLdr seem to care more about a typo in a press release than they do about the future, safety, and rights of women, children, and our nation's most marginalized communities", the group said in another tweet.

The RNC's first phase, which a staffer said is already in effect, is pushing information about Kavanaugh and his qualifications to Republican base voters in these states in an attempt to energize their most reliable portion of the midterm electorate.

According to the Daily Caller, it was a passerby that spotted the Supreme Court nominee on her way home from work Wednesday night.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. Eighty-four percent of Judge Kavanaugh's women clerks have gone on to secure Supreme Court clerkships. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., all of whom are running for re-election in states Trump won in 2016.

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Kavanaugh still needs Senate confirmation to join the Court. "Having known him and his family personally and witnessing his proven track record, I am excited to have his measured perspective added to the bench", said LaHood, a Republican from Dunlap who also represents parts of Bloomington-Normal.

Originalists may overturn Roe v. Wade (1973) or Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) - although Chief Justice John Roberts is a gradualist and so would likely restrain the Court from taking one huge action like that.

President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, visited Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with key Republican senators as liberal and conservative activists geared up for a pitched battle on his confirmation. If the Senate confirms Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, his addition to the court could shift it further to the right for decades. Even if they do, states would immediately pass laws legalizing abortion and gay marriage. What you really want are judges who are going to take a case, look at it fairly at the very beginning, consider precedent, history, tradition, the language of Constitution and make an independent and fair decision.

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Many judicial decisions will affect what happens in states. "I don't think anyone is going to overturn Roe versus Wade ". And, as she's always maintained, Gloria says there's only ONE group that should be trusted on such an important issue.

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