Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Gwen Vasquez
July 12, 2018

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support.

If confirmed to the Supreme Court, he'll be paid $255,300 as an associate justice. A simple majority is required. "The nomination of Mr. Kavanaugh would put a dagger through the heart of that cherished belief that most Americans have".

A 2017 report from the Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of the nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 and Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million.

"I revere the Constitution", Kavanaugh said after Trump's announcement.

"Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has dedicated his life to public service", Shah said.

The editorial board at the Washington Post praised Kavanaugh but cautioned senators in what his confirmation could mean for the Court. But the 42% who said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases overwhelmingly voted for Doug Jones - at 81%. He said the judge noted that he had proposed that Congress impose limits on investigations of sitting presidents. It was ruled a suicide, but some people dispute this.

"Even though he has Ivy League credentials and a fancy job, he's kind of a regular, all-American guy", Helgi Walker, who worked with Kavanaugh in the George W. Bush White House told the Washington Post.

MI has two Democratic senators, Sens.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh racked up tens of thousands of dollars in debt buying baseball tickets.

Jones said Sunday, before the nominee was revealed as Brett Kavanaugh, that he could vote either way.

The president of Family Research Council argues that what may be the most persuasive thing about Kavanaugh is the confidence that conservatives have in the man who nominated him.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, said in an interview Wednesday that Kavanaugh's belief in broad presidential authority was "just off the deep end". Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said.

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Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office. That may make Trump supporters uneasy. She served for 13 years on the DC Circuit before President Bill Clinton in 1993 named her to the high court.

"They had signs printed out for all four of the different people who might have been picked so that they could have their mad libs protests - use your sharpie and fill in whoever the devil's going to be that's supposedly going to end the world before he's even been picked", continued Sasse.

He added: "It was a law review article".

How Kavanaugh answers questions about that case and the legal precedent it created will be key to his confirmation.

However, his selection will start a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate.

Because Republicans hold a slim majority, 51-49, narrowed further by the absence of GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. - Schumer and his Democratic colleagues were gaming out a line of questioning that, they hope, will create a perception that a Justice Kavanaugh would compromise the independence of the court.

"He's been on the court just over 30 years and he's been in the majority in every single environmental case but one". Those included a number of disputed cases, including ones supporting same-sex marriage and a woman's right to an abortion. The ease of Supreme Court confirmations depends, in part, on electoral politics in the Senate.

"To prevent tyranny and protect individual liberty, the Framers of the Constitution separated the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the new national government", he continued.

Kavanaugh never wrote that the president is above the law.

On Monday, President Trump once again delivered on his promise of nominating constitutionally sound Supreme Court justices.

Muslim American civil rights groups also expressed concern that Kavanaugh's nomination will embolden the Trump administration to carry on with its hostility toward Muslims and immigrants. Mario Ritter was the editor. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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