Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

Frederick Owens
July 17, 2018

President's Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court once donated money to the Ohio Democrat who is now running for governor.

Their comments may have helped Kavanaugh's cause before Trump nominated him by pushing back on complaints by some conservatives that the judge would not lean far enough to the right on social issues like abortion as well as on a conservative legal challenge to the Obamacare healthcare law.

With another ultra-conservative justice on the Supreme Court, the United States will surely regress further and lose its place on the worldwide stage as a respected player.

While Judge Kavanaugh may be hard-working, religious, smart and polite, his worldview is outdated and Americans with old-fashioned views do not belong on the nation's highest court.

Congressional Democrats came out in opposition to Kavanaugh, a former federal court of appeals judge who also worked in George W. Bush's administration, moments after Trump announced his nomination during a prime-time televised event Monday night from the White House.

Indiana University Southeast Political Science Professor Joe Wert
Indiana University Southeast Political Science Professor Joe Wert

Of the 48 clerks, 34 signed a letter calling for the Senate to confirm his appointment. "Twelve of his opinions have been adopted by the Supreme Court".

The majority of Americans support Roe V. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that established the legal right to an abortion, a new poll has found.

Judge Kavanaugh's former law clerks said they're well aware "that women in the workplace still face challenges, inequality, and even harassment". "I don't want any gap in a women's right to protections", said Cuomo, a Democrat from Westchester.

Supreme Court nominees routinely try to avoid being pinned down during confirmation hearings on how they would rule on given issues, especially controversial ones like abortion.

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