Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "sticks to the law", former clerk says

Democrats' long-shot plan to stop Trump's Supreme Court pick

Democrats' long-shot plan to stop Trump's Supreme Court pick

He was then sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006, according to the Associated Press.

Kavanaugh, a conservative appeals court judge, did not respond to questions.

The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.

"The law as it existed was itself the problem, particularly the extent to which it allowed civil suits against presidents to proceed while the President is in office", Kavanaugh wrote in a 2009 Minnesota Law Review article, reflecting back on the Clinton investigation.

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving", Trump said in announcing his nomination at the White House, urging the Senate to swiftly confirm his nominee. In that 2017 case, the government had mandated that the teen could leave her detention center to have an abortion.

Trump introduced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Kennedy during the event.

"Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an very bad lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeal", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution. That James Bopp, one of the conservative legal architects behind the anti-Roe campaignwas opposed to Kavanaugh is an interesting twist in a nominating process that has been beset by indecision.

That is one reason many Democrats are demanding an all-out battle to block Trump's nominee.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says a weekend move by the Trump administration to undercut the Affordable Care Act is another reason for senators to closely scrutinize the president's Supreme Court nominee. Several of Kavanaugh's most important ideas and arguments - such as his powerful defense of presidential authority to oversee federal bureaucrats and his skepticism about newfangled attacks on the property rights of criminal defendants - have found their way into Supreme Court opinions. Kavanaugh went to Yale and Yale Law School; every other justice now serving on the high court got his or her law degree either from Yale or from Harvard. Although Trump said he would not ask judicial candidates about their views on Roe directly, advocates on both sides of the abortion debate believe that ruling could be vulnerable once Kennedy's successor is seated. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. "I look forward to following the U.S. Senate confirmation process".

Before a full vote on the chamber floor, the prospective justice will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee in hearings that can go on for days.

Elected officials in NY, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Sen.

Consider Kavanaugh's performative dissent in a court order upholding a lower-court ruling that cleared the way for a detained undocumented teen to end her pregnancy. Last week the president promised to select "someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States".

Outside Trump Tower in Midtown, demonstrators gathered to protest the potential shift of the Supreme Court to the right. He nominated Neil Gorsuch a year ago, who was confirmed.

All three face gruelling re-election campaigns this year in their conservative states.

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