SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Democrat Says Colleagues Will 'ANSWER TO HISTORY' if Kavanaugh Confirmed

HRC Opposes Kavanaugh Trump’s Pick to Undermine LGBTQ Rights Reproductive Rights and Health Care				
									By Charlotte Clymer

HRC Opposes Kavanaugh Trump’s Pick to Undermine LGBTQ Rights Reproductive Rights and Health Care By Charlotte Clymer

In October 2013, Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered the Sumner Canary Memorial Lecture at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support.

Fitzpatrick said there is a long-held doctrine at the Supreme Court that most justices adhere to, "Let Things Stand".

"There is no one in America more qualified for this position, or more deserving", the president said.

FBN's Stuart Varney on the impact of President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on the midterm elections.

'Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has dedicated his life to public service, ' Shah said. As an Open letter from Yale Law Students, Alumni and Educators Regarding Brett Kavanaugh declares, "Judge Kavanaugh's resume is certainly marked by prestige, groomed for exactly this nomination". Not the kind of investigation that Richard Nixon was subjected to, that Bill Clinton was subjected to. No.

"I understand people won't like him because of the way he's likely to rule on certain issues". He later joined the administration of President George W. Bush.

Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who resigns at the end of the month.

On Capitol Hill, Vice President Mike Pence and Kavanaugh spent Tuesday talking to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen.

Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called him a "candidate worthy of the Senate's consideration".

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Reproductive rights groups argue that Kavanaugh is a clear threat to legal abortion. Roe v. Wade isn't the only ruling from the court that found a right in the Constitution that Barber says doesn't exist. "I am begging all Democrats - all those who claim leadership - to take a risk, show courage".

Kavanaugh wrote that he had come to believe any prosecution, indictment, legal action against a president should be deferred until after the president is out of office.

Hatch said it would be "pathetic" for one issue to cause an "otherwise a really outstanding person" to have Democrats go against him. He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge. But he also talked a good game when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current judicial seat, and Kavanaugh was confirmed.

Amash referred to a controversial 2015 opinion penned by Kavanaugh for U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which found the NSA's metadata collection program "is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment".

But nothing's a given in Washington, especially in a Senate where Republicans have just a two-vote majority - or one vote with Sen. They'd weight power further toward corporate wealth and and make it harder for the people to use lawsuits and votes to challenge political elites.

Unlike the other justices on the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh has not worked in private practice, where it is easier to amass wealth as an attorney. A California law requiring "pregnancy crisis centers" to inform women of abortion options was ruled as a likely violation of first amendment rights by the court. "That would be binding precedent of the Court, it's been decided by the Supreme Court".

The Supreme Court sits at the top of the judicial branch of government.

In addition to his basic salary bump, Kavanaugh could begin to reap the benefits that Supreme Court Justices receive through various side gigs such as speaking opportunities, traveling fellowships, and teaching income, not to mention book deals. If Barrett were the pick, maybe McCain would have decided that Trump could try to get her confirmed without his help. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

VOA's Steve Herman reported this story. Mario Ritter was the editor.

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