Pat Buchanan: Is a Trump court in the making?

Pat Buchanan: Is a Trump court in the making?

"I really consider Kavanaugh a friend of all the bill of rights provisions, I've studied other opinions of his, so yes, he would be a friend of the Second Amendment", said Stephen Halbrook, a lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. "Like Trump's first nominee a year ago, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of" Obamacare".

The retirement of Kennedy, who will turn 82 on July 23, alerted progressives and liberals, who fear that Trump's appointee could swing the court rightward for decades to come. When Trump announced Kavanaugh as his choice in the White House East Room Monday night, Kyl was there, seated next to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican who will lead the confirmation proceedings. "And I know that when women do not have the freedom to make their own choices about their reproductive health care, they have lost the freedom to direct their own lives".

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.

Troy Covington, counsel at the Bloom Parham firm in Atlanta and a legal expert with experience in Supreme Court issues, spoke to Business Insider on Tuesday about what Senators will likely focus on during Kavanaugh's confirmation process and the long-term influence Kavanaugh could exert on the court.

Democrats blew their chance to shape the make up of the Supreme Court when they blew the 2016 presidential election.

When Trump finally tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, McConnell resorted to changing procedural rules so he could be approved by a simple majority instead of the traditional 60-40 threshold.

Because Republicans hold a slim majority, 51-49, narrowed further by the absence of GOP Sen. With ailing Republican John McCain unable to vote, they have little wiggle room.

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At Hatch's office in the Capitol, the senator told reporters he expects Kavanaugh's confirmation to go well.

I do. That's not to say it won't be hard. But barring some previously unreported damning information on Kavanaugh coming out, President Trump's nominee will be confirmed, and should be.

Kavanaugh, 53, has been a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. since 2006.

Kavanaugh grew up in Washington as the son of a schoolteacher.

Later he was part of Bush's legal team working on the 2000 Florida recount, which resulted in Bush's winning the presidency. At the event, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he will fight the nomination "with everything I've got". Some Democrats said Kavanaugh, a more committed conservative, could disrupt precedents like Roe v. Wade, which said women have the constitutional right to abortions.

Mueller is looking into any links between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 electoral campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice.

One issue that will be of particular interest to both Democratic and Republican senators is an opinion expressed in some of Kavanaugh's previous writings, particularly in a 2009 article published in the Minnesota Law Review, that the president should be exempted from criminal prosecution, indictment, and being civilly sued while in office to prevent distraction and harms to the federal government's function.

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