Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Republicans are facing a narrow majority - 51-49, including two independents who caucus with the Democrats - in order to appoint President Donald Trump's nominee and McCain's absence could hinder that process.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) referred to Democratic opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a "laughable political game" during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "He's keeping his cards close to his chest about how he'll vote on a Supreme Court pick, issuing the most bland statement possible on Kavanaugh: ".

If confirmed, he would replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kavanaugh once clerked.

The same poll finds that 56 percent of IN voters want their Senator, Joe Donnelly, to vote to confirm the Kavanaugh. Sen.

Knowing full well what the Democrats attack points would be, Kavanaugh talked about the importance of women in his life and the lessons he learned on the importance of equality from his mother, as she, his father, his wife and his two young daughters looked on.

"Now is the time for the American people to make their voices heard, loudly, clearly, from one end of this country to the other". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) promised to oppose Kavanaugh with "everything I've got." Sen.

They would once again have an enthusiasm edge over Republicans, who could no longer make the midterms a referendum on the Supreme Court and would tend to feel as if they had won the war, not just a single battle.

The 2018 salary of a Supreme Court associate justice is $255,300, according to the US Courts. Justice Stephen Breyer is the richest, with assets of $6.4 million to $16.6 million.

The Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular and necessary in the reddest of states", said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". "I have every confidence that this man is going to be confirmed, as he well should be".

"The things to be anxious about are the future cases. that's where a Justice Kavanaugh, if confirmed, can make a difference", said Fitzpatrick.

On Wednesday, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign told ABC's Powerhouse Politics podcast hosts Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein that "there's more than a million pages of documents" from Kavanaugh's time working under President George W. Bush.

Leipold also said it was unfair for the GOP-led Congress to deny Merrick Garland - chief justice of the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, where Kavanaugh also serves - a vote on his 2016 Supreme Court nomination by Barack Obama.

Kavanaugh grew up in Washington as the son of a schoolteacher. He has the reputation of a staunch conservative, one who many Republicans hope could help overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision guaranteeing women the right to an abortion.

He has ruled on hundreds of cases and contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which outlined grounds for Clinton's impeachment. And, he has been part of some highly disputed legal cases. On larger questions involving government power, a new Justice Kavanaugh could mean further reining in of environmental regulations and consumer protection.

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