Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires - Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for SCOTUS

Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires - Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for SCOTUS

Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton's former running mate for tweeting, "Here's what I'm wondering about the #SCOTUSpick: Will Judge Kavanaugh respect rulings to uphold the ACA?" "The majority's decision represents a radical extension of the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence", he said in his dissent. In order to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed, Schumer must convince one GOP senator to join him and keep everyone in his caucus on board. But with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., absent as he battles brain cancer, Kavanaugh's fate lies with some key moderate senators on both sides of the aisle. When questioned on the matter, White House spokesman Raj Shah claimed Kavanaugh had built up the debt buying baseball tickets for himself and his friends.

"I certainly hope that the Senate moves quickly and decisively to confirm him, as I have every confidence that Judge Kavanaugh will continue to serve our nation faithfully and maintain the honor and dignity of the Supreme Court".

Dana Singiser, the vice president for public policy and government relations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told reporters Monday night, "The right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is clearly on the line".

King said the other reason is that the person will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered the swing vote on the court.

Republicans control the Senate with a 51-49 majority.

His nomination, the letter argues, is a political choice that threatens the most vulnerable.

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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. Still, Hardiman's decision could be a factor if some kind of challenge eventually makes its way to the high court.

"A decision by one or all of them [red-state Democratic senators] to try to bolster their standing with Republican-leaning voters in their states by backing the president's nominee would undermine Democratic leaders as they try to sustain party unity". It's a Supreme Court justice, this is a lifetime job. "So this is a stunning thing to me that is so shocking that we're going to have to allow this to happen".

At the same time, Republicans are urging a half dozen Democratic senators, largely those who are up for re-election in Trump-won states, to back the president's choice.

But it could prove impossible for Schumer to persuade senators like Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of IN to vote against Kavanaugh. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade.

The Senate's top Republican pushed back forcefully Thursday on warnings from Democrats that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh might be willing to thwart the Russian Federation investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read. He called Kavanaugh "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time".

"If the Democrats think that the pressure campaign that they've unleashed in Maine... is going to have an impact on me, they are sorely mistaken", said Collins, Politico reported.

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