Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

Republicans control the chamber, and they are eager to play a role in firming up the court's conservative majority to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote. We need your help in the coming days to ensure your USA senators vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rattled off topics Kavanaugh might have to rule on as a Supreme Court justice.

Hatch said on PBS that Kavanaugh should have an easier time than Justice Neil Gorsuch had a year ago, "but I don't know".

Tucson lawyer Paul Gattone has practiced as a civil rights attorney for nearly 30 years in the Old Pueblo.

Kavanaugh's hundreds of judicial opinions show his commitment to careful, honest, detached interpretation of the Constitution and laws of the United States. They have included backing citizens' right to own semi-automatic rifles, delaying a teenager from getting an abortion by detaining her for being in the USA illegally and supporting a religious-liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate. "And, frankly, I think it's pathetic that one issue like that would cause an otherwise really outstanding person to have the Democrats go against them".

"In a breaking news bombshell report just last night, we learned that Judge Kavanaugh enjoys America's past time".

"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen.

Although Republicans have a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, the absence of Sen. Much like Murkowski, she's got strong feelings on supporting abortion rights and has wielded them as a reason to vote against Trump priorities, like health care. "And Biden was chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 1992, in a presidential election year, he said the Senate should not act on filling a Supreme Court vacancy if it had occurred that year", McConnell said.

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If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service.

Kavanaugh spent 12 years as a judge on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, and has a record of more conservative rulings on environmental cases, favoring industry over regulators especially in cases related to greenhouse gas emissions. That group includes Sen.

"What I think is radical is a party that has moved so far left that they've openly embraced socialism".

"That's going to go up to the [nation's highest] court and that's huge", she continued.

The court majority agreed with EPA that it did not have to consider costs in protecting health and safety.

Vice President Mike Pence says he still wants Roe v. Wade to be overturned, but he hasn't discussed the issue with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

As part of that strategy, Democrats are focusing on Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who both helped doom the repeal of the health care law.

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