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

Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's assumption of senior status.

But the four judges who are apparently the finalists for President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nomination are being measured against a set of questions that go well beyond age and ideology.

President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy tonight from the White House.

What is nearly certain - and those across the political spectrum agree - is that Kavanaugh's selection will spark a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority and opposition Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from swinging further to the right.

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

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. And he worked on the vote recount in the state of Florida that made George W. Bush president. She served with the Pennsylvania-based Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

"I'm open to voting yes". Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee. Additionally, the nominee has not publicly said whether he'd favor overturning Roe v. Wade.

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The president added: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving".

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"We are close to making a decision", said Trump.

If the Senate confirms Trump's nominee, we will be stuck with a Court that sides with big corporations over the American people. "With this nominee, President Trump fulfilled his campaign promise of nominating justices who are hostile to women's reproductive rights". As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat. Sara Benesh, a Supreme Court expert at the University of Wisconsin, said the expansion of LGBTQ rights in the USA has been widely enough accepted that there is little appetite to overturn the court's landmark 2015 decision.

"He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad had at RFK (Stadium) for the Redskins", said Travis Lenkner, a former Kavanaugh law clerk, of the Washington Redksins' home field until 1997. He says he will fight the nomination "with everything I have", and warns that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, "women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court". She needs to make it through a closed primary, in which only Republicans can vote, for her reelection bid in 2020, making opposing Trump risky.

"Trump will not be president", former President Obama said. Heidi Heitkamp - voted "yes" on the confirmation of his first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee. When the court he serves on upheld a New Jersey law requiring a gun owner to obtain a permit to carry a gun in public places and show "a justifiable need" to carry the gun, Hardiman dissented, chastising the majority for upholding a law that dates to 1966 (and arguably 1924) as insufficiently long-standing. Kavanaugh in 2009 changed his tune on the Starr probe, arguing that presidents should be free from civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and investigations while in office. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Kavanaugh's biography includes his times in two Boston Marathons, his coaching experience for his two daughters' basketball teams and his regular participation in services at a Catholic church in Washington.

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