Reactions to Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh
Reactions to Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh
Trump weighs top picks for Supreme Court amid last-minute maneuvering
10 July, 2018, 06:40
The Pittsburgh-based federal appeals judge was the runner up to Justice Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Courtnomination previous year. She served with the Pennsylvania-based Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
Kavanaugh was a favorite of some high-profile boosters, inside and outside the White House, but his stock has fallen off since Friday for a couple reasons: his ties to former President George W. Bush and the potential difficulty in getting him confirmed.
President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy tonight from the White House. Trump touted Kavanaugh as "a brilliant jurist" with "impeccable credentials" before inviting Kavanaugh to the podium, where the judge said he was "deeply honored" to be Trump's choice.
Kavanaugh served as a senior White House official under President George W Bush before Bush picked nominated him to the appeals court in 2003. "I'll interpret the law as written". Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.
Two female Republican senators - Maine Sen.
In the short term, the bigger question is whether Kavanaugh can secure a majority of Senate votes in order to be confirmed.
Conservative Christians have long vied to overturn that decision, and Mr Trump has previously said he wants "pro-life" justices opposed to abortion rights.
If as expected Trump nominates someone firmly to the right, conservatives could dominate the court for years. In most of those cases, Collins supported a judicial nominee picked by a Democratic president whom her colleagues shunned.
The names of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch were on a list of judicial candidates deemed suitable by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump cross the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House on July 8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. He is well-liked in the Senate and was personally recommended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a good choice to support the president's nominee prep for one-on-one sessions on Capitol Hill.
With McConnell leading the way in the Republican-controlled Senate, Trump is seeking to put his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come.
Kavanaugh made headlines recently when he backed the Trump administration in his dissent to a ruling that allowed an undocumented minor to receive an abortion.
Kavanaugh worked on the effort by Bush's campaign to halt the recount of votes in Florida in the disputed presidential election between Bush and Al Gore in 2000.
Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, are pro-abortion and have said they would vote against a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, about news reports of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contact with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign.
Kavanaugh's nomination was met overall with cheers from conservatives but it wasn't unanimous. Three Democratic senators who voted for Gorsuch - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia - are up for re-election IN states Trump won handily IN 2016. At the top of that list is abortion. Gorsuch restored the court's conservative majority. While he has yet to reveal his sentiments on the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion access, he was involved with a dispute over whether a pregnant migrant woman who was being held by immigration authorities could receive an abortion in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"The nominees share one basic characteristic their hostility to progress that's been made in women, workers and civil rights as well as health and safety over the past several decades", she said.
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Everyone remembers exactly where they were when they first saw Kylie Jenner's lip fillers in full effect. Jenner had previously opened up about the cosmetic surgeries she's undergone to enlarge her lips.
That afternoon, the 45-year-old man fell ill at the same address in Amesbury and was also hospitalised. Basu said Rowley was still critically ill in hospital and that Sturgess' family had asked for privacy.
President Donald Trump is taking aim at Canada, calling his neighbour to the north "very hard to deal with" and "very spoiled". Our neighbours down south visiting Canada's biggest tourist attraction say this trade war is hurting both countries.
It was the second time he had escaped from a French prison - the last time he blasted his way out with hidden explosives. In the 1990s, Faid led a criminal gang involved in the armed robbery of banks and armoured vans transporting cash.
Depending on the browser used, the Ultra plan was priced at both €16.99 and €19.99 when the website was accessed in the country. Known as the "Ultra" plan, it offers 4K Ultra High Definition resolution and supports High Dynamic Range settings as well.
The heat is going to continue until Thursday, with some relief on Friday when temperatures finally start dipping under 30 C. Environment Canada has updated its heat advisory for southern Ontario, warning about high humidex values.
The court drama started in December when Micron filed a lawsuit in California under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. UMC shares rose as much as 3.9 percent on Wednesday, before erasing a chunk of the gains to be up 1 percent.
While his scoring is so often the focus, Neymar also creates goals for his teammates. And many wondered whether Japan deserved to be in the round of 16 at all.
North Korea attacks 'gangster-like' US
He had said progress was made during the talks. "If I paid attention to the press, I'd go nuts and I refuse to do that". The statement rejected what it described as Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament .
Japan cult leader behind gas attack, followers are…
Five were executed for their role in Tokyo subway attack, while another was executed for his role in the group's other crimes. The cult went underground after the 1995 attack, but did not disappear, eventually renaming itself Aleph or Hikari no Wa.
CANADA: Heat wave claim 54 lives
Environment Canada issued a smog warning as "high concentrations of pollutants are expected to persist through the night". Regional public health director Mylene Drouin said that the majority of the victims were men aged between 53 and 85.
First two of Thai soccer team rescued from cave
Divers have brought the boys "food, electrolyte drinks, drinking water, medicine and oxygen canisters", the AP reports. In addition to treatment areas, the hospital will also provide reunion rooms for the young boys and their families.
Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games
Croatia scraped through against Denmark on penalties and will need to refill on confidence before taking on the home nation. We have seen Croatia throw in performances like that one before in the latter stages of tournaments.
Chestnut downs a record 74 franks for 11th title
Fans, Americans, and hot dog-lovers alike celebrated Chestnut's win and new world record. "I just kept going", he said . The victory handed him the coveted Mustard Belt for the eleventh time in his "hot dog-eating" career.
Serena’s chances boosted as Wimbledon seeds keep falling
French Open semi-finalist Keys struggled for most of the match as she committed 48 unforced errors in a disappointing display. The 36-year-old American now can not meet a top 32 player until the semi-finals after the scattering of the seeds this week.
Three suspects charged with kidnapping Halloween actor
They are due in court for a pretrial hearing on July 23 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center county courthouse. McCrackin is a TV and film actress perhaps best known for her role in the horror film Halloween: Resurrection .
Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list, which now comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9. On Monday, Trump interviewed federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.