Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Kavanaugh's required disclosure forms deal in broad ranges, so it's hard to get an accurate picture of his financial situation (with good Nationals seasons tickets running as much as $6,000 Kavanaugh could have been buying tickets for ten friends, or almost three dozen). "But, come September, New Yorkers will decide if they want elected officials who follow or lead at the helm of our state's government". Plus, Flake's predecessor in the Senate, Jon Kyl, will be guiding Kavanaugh through the confirmation process.

"This dichotomy", Schoen continued, "is what leaves Democrats running for reelection in red states with the tough choice". Other senators on this list declined that invite.

Democrats, on the other hand have consistently argued that the electorate should have their say in the November midterms before a decision is made.

While one national political analyst said McCain, who has been in Arizona since late previous year battling brain cancer, may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Kavanaugh be confirmed, another Arizona lawmaker has different thoughts.

But: Jones sounded skeptical of Kavanaugh in an initial statement, saying he'll thoroughly vet Kavanaugh's background.

"Judge Kavanaugh is the real deal", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said one day after a closed-door meeting with the nominee.

"Tonight's announcement is only a first step", Jones said in Twitter message on Tuesday.

This scenario is bad for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable. "I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review".

There has been no one with experience in elected office since O'Connor, who had been a state senator and judge in Arizona.

Kavanaugh, 53, the federal appellate court judge whom Trump nominated Monday to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, has said he would honor Supreme Court precedent on various issues, including abortion.

Kennedy broke some of the court's most monumental liberal-conservative ties, the most recent of which included decisions on the president's travel ban, labor unions and anti-abortion pregnancy centers.

But: Manchin released a statement strongly suggesting that Kavanaugh's opinions on preserving parts of Obamacare will be a deciding factor for the senator.

The case has slim chance of success even if it does reach the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, said legal scholars, including some involved in previous Obamacare challenges. I suspect the answer depends on how many Republican Senators will.

Just before Trump announced his nominee for the US Supreme Court Monday night, Cuomo unveiled a new campaign calling on the State Senate to codify Roe v. Wade into NY law, "or be voted out of office". She's with me now. If he gets a "no" vote from all Democrats, he loses seats. Donnelly voted to confirm Gorsuch. And the two issues I mentioned are important.

Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion".

Whether or not their opposition was predetermined, the Democratic leadership in the Senate is ready to stand beside the Women's March in the effort to block Kavanaugh.

Murkowski supports abortion rights, and it was a key reason she voted against Trump's Obamacare repeal last summer. It would give the court a potential five-vote conservative majority, enough to overturn Roe v. Wade, giving women the right to an abortion.

The justices' all-Ivy background - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a law degree from Columbia - is just one way Kavanaugh should feel right at home if confirmed to the Supreme Court.

McGahn has long pushed for Kavanaugh to be considered for the Supreme Court, having worked with him in the Bush administration.

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