The reference was to a list of potential Supreme Court nominees that Trump revealed before the presidential election, which included both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. Leahy disagrees, and he said Kavanaugh's philosophy - and its obvious appeal to a president who is now under investigation - is a threat to the basic structure of American democracy.
Left-wing groups have mobilized against Kavanaugh, with Democrats and progressives signaling they will fight tooth-and-nail against his confirmation to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. His has been a consistently conservative voice on the court. She is the mother of seven children, including two from Haiti and one with special needs.
"If I represented the NRA, I would tell them they could not have done much better", Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor told Newsweek of Kavanaugh's nomination.
Kavanaugh in the past has made statements about respecting precedent that could help in winning over senators, particularly Murkowski and Collins.
Americans for Prosperity, the grassroots arm of the political network controlled by the Koch brothers, plans to spend at least $1 million in ads and canvassing to support Kavanaugh's confirmation. "A thorough vetting of Judge Kavanaugh's body of work will be critical for the Senate to fulfill its shared responsibility-which I take very seriously". How Kavanaugh responds could be a significant determining factor for Collins.
Their party leader, Sen.
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Reyes predicted close scrutiny of Kavanaugh's decisions. Kavanaugh, for instance, supported the highly controversial federal metadata collection program, declaring in 2015 that "the government's metadata collection program is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment".
But on Kavanaugh, he isn't tipping his hand early and insists he'll keep an "open mind".
"In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by Justice Kennedy, President Trump has chosen a nominee with impeccable credentials and a strong record of upholding the Constitution". Heitkamp is up for reelection in November in a race that is considered a toss-up.
Byrd would go on to become Senate Majority Leader and the longest serving Senator in the country's history. Activists for the group prepared multiple versions of protest signs for a rally Monday night on the steps of the high court, not knowing whom Trump would ultimately pick.
"The Republicans have enough senators for a confirmation, and the Republican senators have not signaled any real appetite to say no", he said, adding that even if Kavanaugh were blocked, it's unlikely Trump's next pick would be any more palatable to Democrats. About 10 key senators - two or three Republicans and a half dozen Democrats - are facing intense pressure over their votes.
The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington in this June 26, 2017 photo. This decision will directly impact nearly 40 percent of my state, so I'm very interested in his position on protecting West Virginians with pre-existing conditions. While Republicans now have a 51-49 majority - one more then they need to confirm Kavanaugh - it is unlikely that Sen.
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"Judge Kozinski's office had a long history of being a toxic and risky environment for women", Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer for Ultraviolet, said in a statement.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY is vowing to fight the nomination "with everything I have". Kavanaugh was first confirmed to the appellate court in 2006.
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I don't view Collins and Murkowski as joined at the hip on this matter. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Sen. "So, Trump picked the guy who thinks presidents shouldn't be prosecuted".
Paul is a wild card: he voted against CIA Director Gina Haspel but for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this year. Making reference to the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, he wrote that "the regulations substantially burden the religious organizations' exercise of religion because the regulations require the organizations to take an action contrary to their honest religious beliefs". Instead, he asked them to weigh the judge on his qualifications.
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