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Ray Hunter | 10 July, 2018, 08:43

A favourite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

He also said criminal investigations affecting a sitting president are "time-consuming and distracting" and should be deferred until after the end of a president's term. Besides McGahn, he has the support of some Republicans who admire his record as a lawyer working with independent counsel Ken Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton and later in the George W. Bush White House as well as his conservative record as a judge. After that he became a staff secretary for Bush, often traveling with the president.

Justice Kennedy sometimes sided with the court's liberal justices on divisive social issues. In the press release, Casey went into detail about his differences with the Heritage Foundation's agenda and labeled them as an "extreme Right organization".

"President Trump has made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", Shelby said in a statement.

Education: Barrett received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and studied law at the University of Notre Dame where she is a longtime law professor.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.

"As the Senator from West Virginia, I have a constitutional obligation to advise and consent on a nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancies and I take that responsibility seriously".

Mr Trump is securing a conservative judiciary for a generation. Kyl is well-liked in the Senate and was personally recommended by McConnell as a good choice for the job.

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What is more, the five wins include a 2-0 success in 1998 against Tunisia - who Gareth Southgate's side face first up in Russian Federation on Monday.

Others, however, perceived time was of the essence.

"Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", Trump said. Kennedy ruled multiple times in favor of abortion rights during his 30-year Supreme Court tenure. They voted with Republicans last time around to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017. Those included a number of high-profile cases, including same-sex marriage and upholding a woman's right to an abortion.

"He swung to the other side on the question of gay rights and abortion, and those are the particular issues that concern those on the left". "This is partially due to the cases it has been asked to decide, such as the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and it is partially due to the divided nature of American politics". "We need a nominee who understands that the court must protect the rights of all Americans, not just political interest groups and the powerful", she tweeted.

Kennedy, who is 81, had been nominated for the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. In a case in which an undocumented minor in US custody sought an abortion, he wrote in his dissent that requiring the Trump administration to assist the teenager would not recognize the government's "permissible interest in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor and refraining from facilitating abortion".

Joining us here in the studio was Amy Weintraub.

Ross said she hadn't protested until Trump took office, but has been to several demonstrations in the last few years.

Trump and aides have also been teasing reporters over the selection process, seeking to build suspense ahead of the big event.

Donald Trump is poised to continue his remake of the U.S. Supreme Court, with a nomination to be announced Monday night that could solidify conservative jurisprudence for years. And she recently made it through the confirmation process, with the Senate approving her nomination to be an appeals court judge in October.

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