Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Democratic senator leaves door slightly open to voting for Kavanaugh

Democratic senator leaves door slightly open to voting for Kavanaugh

Trump is set to announce his pick at 9 p.m. on Monday during a live television broadcast from the White House.

Still, ultra-conservative purists distrust Kavanaugh.

Watch CBN News' FAITH NATION's coverage of the president's announcement. "But this is really about the process and whether or not the corporate right is going to be in charge of picking the Supreme Court in a seat, in a nomination that's likely to tip the scales substantially".

Speaking at the White House, Kavanaugh pledged to preserve the Constitution and said that "a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law". He is among the best and brightest jurists on the appellate courts with a reputation of being fair and impartial in his decisions. The court's ruling in her favor was based on a constitutional principle, he wrote, "as novel as it is wrong: a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in U.S. Government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand".

This morning, Casey's office released a statement followed by a series of tweets stating his opposition to President Donald Trump's selection for the United States Supreme Court.

The fact that the president chose another conservative justice is more important than the name of that justice.

The recommendation continued to underscore McConnell's significant behind-the-scenes role in the process - one bolstered by months of close coordination with the White House, and with White House counsel Don McGahn specifically, on filling circuit and district judge slots.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pushed back on Schumer's complaints, saying, "This far left rhetoric comes out every single time". While certainly conservative, Judge Kavanaugh is well within the mainstream of American legal thought and theory. Barrett has said she believes life begins at conception.

With customary fanfare, Trump planned to unveil his choice on prime-time TV.

According to The Associated Press, Sen.

Trump is said to have apparently lost interest in Kethledge. "And so I am pretty, pretty excited", said Cornyn. He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators. Kavanaugh said, "My judicial philosophy is straightforward". Dozens of additional nominations are pending - a list that will soon include Trump's second nominee for the highest court in the land.

Before announcing his choice, Trump paused a moment to thank Kennedy for a lifetime of service. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a clerk for Justice Kennedy".

Kyl will be guiding the nominee on Capitol Hill and introducing them to Senators as part of his duties, but Trump has not yet indicated who he will ultimately pick. Braun said Monday that the president has chosen another outstanding justice in Kavanaugh.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, who once held a court seat open for almost a year before the 2016 election to keep former President Barack Obama from filling it, lambasted Democrats for announcing their opposition before Trump had decided on a nominee. The framers established that the Constitution is created to secure the blessings of liberty. Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings on divisive social issues like abortion and gay rights, a practice his replacement may not duplicate.

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Hearings for the most recent nominees to the Supreme Court have lasted four or five days, though there were 11 days of hearings for Robert Bork's nomination in 1987.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.

Kethledge, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a former Kennedy clerk and a former in-house lawyer at Ford Motor Co.

Kavanaugh, 53, was first nominated to the appeals court by President George W. Bush in 2003.

Kavanaugh potentially could serve on the high court for decades. And in Kavanaugh's view, Obamacare's individual mandate deserved to be counted as a tax, even though the law's authors called it a "penalty". But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.

Hardiman, 52, attended Georgetown Law.

Kavanaugh and his wife have two daughters, and he has coached their basketball teams, Walker said.

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