Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

Donald Trump's pick for a seat on the Supreme Court is Brett Kavanaugh, a man who holds strong opinions on whether a president should be indicted or impeached.

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime".

Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie, but even a single Republican breaking with the party would hold up the nomination, assuming the Democrats are unanimous in opposition. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on "Fox News Sunday".

However, Democrats are expected to fight against the confirmation since Kennedy's departure serves as the loss of a deciding swing vote on many progressive issues.

Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes. It is unclear whether Senator John McCain, a Republican, will vote as he is undergoing brain cancer treatment.

The pick is Trump's second to the nation's highest court, after he selected Justice Neil Gorsuch past year to replace Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016.

Mr. Walker also said the judge is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, dissenting in a case where he argued that originalism and the Supreme Court's precedent suggest Americans have the right to own a semi-automatic rifle. "But we're very close to making a decision".

A large number of Senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., immediately announced that they plan to vote against Kavanaugh.

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"I'm not sure I'm leaning anywhere on those four nominees".

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving", said Trump, who called Kavanaugh "one of the sharpest legal minds of our time". "I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here and I expect we'll do that on sort of a normal timetable of a couple of months".

Kavanaugh's views on impeachment could be controversial and of interest to Trump. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said. The Judicial Crisis Network said Monday night it is launching "Confirm Kavanaugh" - a $1.4 million ad buy on national cable and digital platforms in Alabama as well as Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. "Are you ready to defend Roe vs. Wade?"

Leo said that rallying Democrats on the issue of Roe v. Wade is a "scare tactic". "It's been decided by the Supreme Court". If she's chosen and confirmed, it would be the first time four women would serve together on the nine-member Supreme Court. "An exhaustive and fair process took place for Justice Gorsuch, who I supported, and it should and must take place again now".

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME has said she couldn't support a nominee that doesn't respect legal precedent and would overturn the "settled law" of Roe V. Wade. Many, including Leo, believe that it was a major contributing factor to his victory in 2016. Kethledge, 51, is a judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2006, President Bush nominated him to the D.C. Court of Appeals.

Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.

Barrett has a thin resume as a judge but has amassed a formidable and respected body of scholarly work.

He also worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated then president Bill Clinton but in 2009 he was reported as saying that presidents should be free from civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and investigations while in office. Both senators backed Gorsuch's nomination.

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