New Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Has Ties To Big Florida Moments

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable.

But organizations that deal with issues that are priorities for black Americans are expressing concern about what Kavanaugh's confirmation could mean for the future of civil rights.

Obviously, dramatic news about Kavanaugh's record or values that proves disqualifying would change the nature of the confirmation process.

The job-for-life appointment would lock down a conservative majority on the court following the departure of Kennedy, who acted as the swing vote on a number of major issues including the legalization of gay marriage across America. "As recently as last year, he disregarded supreme court precedent and opposed the healthcare rights of a vulnerable young woman", in reference to the case of the 17-year-old undocumented immigrant. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position.

Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office. Senate Democrats don't have a majority, however, and they are powerless to block the nomination unless some Senate Republicans join them. "A solid conservative who interprets the law, who won't make the law". Should Kavanaugh (53) be confirmed, he and Justice Gorsuch, the other Trump nominee, could both potentially serve for 30-35 years.

Each of those Democrats will have to decide what to do, and all of their choices involve risk. With ailing Republican John McCain unable to vote, they have little wiggle room. All four sitting conservatives on the Supreme Court have long-standing ties to the Federalist Society, and Kavanaugh would follow that trend.

But, Kavanaugh added, "some senators were not convinced that coming from the White House was the best preparation for a seat on the D.C. Circuit, and that's one of the reasons it took three years to get confirmed".

Kavanaugh said he has worked as a school tutor for struggling kids.

"Judge Kavanaugh has a record of ruling against affordable health care and women's reproductive rights", Urban League president Marc Morial said in the statement.

United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh started working to secure his place on the high court Tuesday.

Before that, Kavanaugh clerked with Kozinski at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the nine western states, including California and Washington.

Roe V Wade V Alito V Roberts V Thomas V Gorsuch V Kavanaugh and Ginsburg? . He helped draft the Starr Report, which called for President Bill Clinton to be impeached because he lied about having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. And, he has been part of some highly disputed legal cases. Murkowski said, after a reporter asked her if any GOP members could afford to vote against the nominee.

"I don't think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either", Jones told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union", before Kavanaugh's nomination.

They believe that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may try to make the president testify in his investigation of the Trump campaign's possible links to Russian Federation.

Akhil Amar, a prominent liberal legal scholar and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh is the president's "finest hour, his classiest move".

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