Democrats battle long odds in opposing Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats battle long odds in opposing Brett Kavanaugh

Even though Yale Law School published a press release touting the accomplishments of Brett Kavanaugh, its alumnus and President Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee, not everyone at the school is singing his praises.

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".

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking as Kavanaugh began making the rounds on his confirmation push, said the appeals court judge would bring "impeccable credentials and character" to the Supreme Court. "In our opinion, creating and supporting barriers to women seeking to make choices about our own bodies is pretty extreme". Orrin Hatch of Utah, who called the judge "a very fine man", and was to confer with Sen.

The opposite is true of Republican Sen.

Collins has backed all three conservative justices nominated by Republican presidents while she has been in office. "But even if Kavanaugh's added to the court, I'm slightly more optimistic the court takes a Second Amendment case, but it's not fully clear to me", said Professor Blackman. "There are a lot of people in America who still say, 'I voted for him, I guess he's OK.' But when you ask them, 'Does he need a check and balance?,' they say, 'Definitely'".

Knowing full well what the Democrats attack points would be, Kavanaugh talked about the importance of women in his life and the lessons he learned on the importance of equality from his mother, as she, his father, his wife and his two young daughters looked on. Both explore issues that are deeply relevant to Trump and the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

If Republican Senators don't break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won't matter.

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental group, said Kavanaugh "continually and reliably sides with corporate polluters and the wealthy over the public's right to breathe clean air and drink clean water". "If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, women's freedom to make decisions about their bodies, reforms to our health care system, the quality of our air and water, and much more will be at risk". He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge. Casey stated on Monday that he wouldn't support the nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Pennsylvania lawmaker's office. The Democrats' left-wing base will demand that they vote "no" on Kavanaugh, while the trio's pro-Trump constituents will demand they vote "yes".

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The message to the Collins and Murkowski, Lee said, is, "This won't play out way down the road". Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate?

Those arguments could energize Democratic voters before the midterm elections.

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella coalition of more than 200 civil rights organisations in the USA, likened Kavanaugh to Trump, a property tycoon, saying "he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all".

One key swing vote, Sen.

"Trump has been unequivocal that he intends to appoint a justice who will overturn Roe v wade", said Clarke. "But nevertheless it's an issue that I certainly will raise with him".

Kavanaugh's opinion on controversial cases, such as abortion, are less known.

The Supreme Court sits at the top of the judicial branch of government. "Senators in all fifty states must listen to their constituents, and do their jobs to uphold the will of the people and the soul of our country, and block this nomination".

Now, Kavanaugh has written more than Gorsuch had, considering his work at the White House and on Ken Starr's team. Special counsel Robert Mueller, of course, is now investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress. "And a president who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is nearly inevitably going to do a worse job as president".

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