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

Lisa Murkowski is ‘annoyed’ with prejudging of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Lisa Murkowski is ‘annoyed’ with prejudging of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Gloria Allred thinks the new Supreme Court nominee puts President Trump one HUGE step closer to achieving his goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, and she's afraid Senators won't do a thing to stop it.

"In this critical moment in our nation's history, the stakes are too high; we need an experienced leader who will fight to protect New Yorkers from federal attacks on our rights and values - and that leader is Andrew Cuomo".

Kavanaugh's nomination is sure to ignite a partisan fight heading into this fall's midterm elections, and the potential for a rightward tilt has progressive groups and women's health care organizations anxious about the future of reproductive rights, including Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that guaranteed women access to abortion.

Kavanaugh has not expressed outright opposition to Roe v. Wade, but abortion rights activists are alarmed that it could be on the chopping block if he is confirmed. He argued that "the Supreme Court has repeatedly said that the government has permissible interests in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of the minor, and not facilitating abortion, so long as the government does not impose an undue burden on the abortion decision". Cuomo's scaremongering is an ironic reminder to blue-staters that not only would nothing change in their backyards if Roe were dumped, the new legal regime that replaces it in the state legislature might be more liberal than what Roe has provided them.

He not only is a Constitutional Law expert, but Fitzpatrick also knows the thinking of a Supreme Court Justice.

"In the face of this federal assault, NY is going to protect itself because this state has always been the progressive capital of the nation".

"Precedent plays an important role in promoting stability and evenhandedness", Roberts said at the time.

Kavanaugh must be be confirmed by the Senate, which Republicans control 51-49.

"My message is to the Democrats who think resistance is just a hashtag", he said to protestors outside of Trump's skyscraper on Fifth Avenue and East 56th Street.

Williams on Tuesday participated in a rally in Union Square in lower Manhattan calling urging New York State legislators to advance reproductive justice measures, such as codifying Roe v. Wade and passing the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act.

New York's junior senator called on the American public to lobby their senators, which she said could help to torpedo his nomination despite Republicans controlling the Senate.

Roe, and the now controlling precedent Planned Parenthood v. Casey, created a federal constitutional right to abortion.

"He has prioritized keeping the IDC and the Republicans in control", Nixon said.

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