Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with US President Donald

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with US President Donald

The 25.6 million figure cited by Nielsen covers viewers who watched Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox and CNN during Mr. Trump's announcement Monday, and excludes smaller networks and other formats. Senate Democrats don't have a majority, however, and they are powerless to block the nomination unless some Senate Republicans join them. Orrin Hatch of Utah was already talking as though a third Trump nominee is assured.

For a dozen years, Kavanaugh has been a judge on the powerful D.C. Court of Appeals, the court that handles many government-related cases and is the last stop before the Supreme Court for major constitutional issues. "As a textualist, I have no doubt that a Justice Cavanaugh - if Obergefell and the gay marriage issue ever come up again - that he would be the fifth deciding vote to overturn the Obergefell decision", he suggests. He passed over other finalists who attended law school at Michigan, Notre Dame and Georgetown. He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge.

While Democrats tried to paint Kavanaugh as an extremist, Republicans said he was the type of moderate Bush might have appointed. While interest groups often have input or influence in the process of selecting and confirming judges and justices, the role of the Federalist Society in this process, for this administration, is much more extensive than in years past.

Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks. "But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office". He wrote that the best mechanism for checking a president's wrongdoing was through the impeachment process.

In addition, Donnelly says he will review Kavanaugh's rulings and writing in legal publications. He said Congress should pass such laws. Kay Cole James, president of the Heritage Foundation, said Trump "has selected yet another highly-qualified individual who, like Neil Gorsuch, will be impartial, fair, and principled".

Kavanaugh's view that a prosecution of a president should be diferred, is not one he always held.

Democrats, including Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, are anxious Kavanaugh could try to weaken the Affordable Care Act and abortion rights should he be confirmed to the bench.

Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion".

WEDDINGTON:.Kavanaugh, will be turned down. Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

"I think there's nothing to worry about with regard to Roe v. Wade".

The senator added that "President Trump could nominate George Washington and they would all be up in arms". But that didn't stop him from nominating Bush staffer Kavanaugh.

Which underscores the importance of this: Republicans argue that Kavanaugh's time as White House staff secretary has little to nothing to do with his judicial philosophy or perspective.

The Postreported that previous Supreme Court justices have typically listed well over $1 million in assets.

What were the Democrats thinking? You don't want people to think that this is just another way to do politics.

If Republican Senators don't break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won't matter.

Democrats blew their chance to shape the make up of the Supreme Court when they blew the 2016 presidential election.

"Let me say this".

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