Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks with protesters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington

Senators who could cast the deciding votes on the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gave little indication of where their heads were on the matter on Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump announced his nomination.

Previously, the three front-runners for the nomination have been seen as Kavanaugh, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Michigan's Kethledge, from the 6th Circuit; and Indiana's Barrett, from the 7th Circuit.

A George W. Bush appointee to his current position, Kavanaugh had worked as counsel and staff secretary in the White House before his nomination.

1994: Joins team of Mr. Starr, then independent counsel, on the Whitewater investigation, eventually writing much of the Starr Report that prompted the impeachment of President Bill Clinton by the House for lying under oath about an affair with a White House intern.

Stabenow said in a Monday statement that the vacancy "represents a very consequential moment for our country where we can chose to make progress on so many important issues for MI families or we can turn the clock back".

Speaking at the White House, Judge Kavanaugh spoke about his Catholic faith.

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington in this June 26, 2017 photo.

In a 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh argued that the president should be exempt from "time-consuming and distracting" lawsuits and investigations, which he said would "cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the global or domestic arenas".

Читайте также: Iranian women dance in support of detained teen

"We'll also show you all the ways predictably the Democrats will try to obstruct the president's constitutional duty", Hannity said. The messaging initially centered on the future of abortion rights in the US under a court with Kavanaugh on it.

With Trump no favorite among liberals, Maddow's audience is likely to be smaller: Fox drew almost five times as many viewers as MSNBC for Gorsuch's nomination, the Nielsen company said.

He said Kavanaugh is considered "a brilliant judicial mind" and his selection was the result of a process set by "the most transparent president in history". The liberals' effort probably will focus on moderate GOP senators, such as Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who might be wary of adding a hard-line conservative and risking decades-old precedents such as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.

And pity poor Judge Thomas Hardiman, who just missed out on being the President's first Supreme Court pick, and was the unlucky bridesmaid again.

The Democrats are trying to pressure two Republicans, Sens.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., dismissed Democratic and liberal concerns over the president's nominee as hyperbole that will not persuade the American people. Protesters have filled the steps of the Supreme Court in recent days. In dissenting against the Affordable Care Act, Kavanaugh claimed that "the President may decline to enforce a statute... when the President deems the statute unconstitutional, even if a court has held or would hold the statute constitutional". Trump was decided on Kavanaugh by Friday, but waited until Sunday to inform the nominee.

Kavanaugh is Trump's second high court pick after Justice Neil Gorsuch.

"Justice Kennedy's resignation letter had barely arrived in the president's hands before several of our Democratic colleagues began declaring their blanket opposition to anyone at all", McConnell said.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related News:

  • Time for a new era, says Ronaldo - Portuguese star explains Juventus move

    Time for a new era, says Ronaldo - Portuguese star explains Juventus move

    In a letter posted on the Real Madrid official website, Ronaldo wrote that "the time has come to begin a new stage in my life". This is how I feel, and I hope the fans can understand this.
    All 12 boys, coach now rescued and out of Thai cave

    All 12 boys, coach now rescued and out of Thai cave

    Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. A vehicle loaded with oxygen tanks is seen near the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai , Thailand .
    Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ to queue your next offline episode automatically

    Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ to queue your next offline episode automatically

    The feature is only available on Android phones and tablets to start with, and you can choose whether or not to use it. Imagine you download an episode or two of Stranger Things at home and watch it on the subway ride to work.
  • Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

    Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

    The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts. Along the North Carolina coast, rip currents and heavy surf continue to be the main threats from this storm.
    Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

    Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

    They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game. Losing teams in the semi-final matches play each other for third place.
    Phase two of cave rescue underway - mission chief

    Phase two of cave rescue underway - mission chief

    Authorities said the next phase could begin any time within a 10-hour window that began about 0000 GMT (7am local time) on Monday. Divers guided them though more than two miles of dark and narrow tunnels filled with murky water and strong currents.
  • United Kingdom  in turmoil, says Trump, won't back May

    United Kingdom in turmoil, says Trump, won't back May

    Donald Trump said to hell with it, I know better than everybody else in the world. At one point, Trump was asked if Putin should be considered a friend or foe.
    Sen. Doug Jones vows 'independent review' of Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    Sen. Doug Jones vows 'independent review' of Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    Furthermore, Cardin says, there are a host of other issues that Americans need to worry about should Trump get his way. Pence met with Kavanaugh, 53, earlier in the day on Capitol Hill, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell .

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Prominent local politician among Pakistan's bomb blast victims

    Prominent local politician among Pakistan's bomb blast victims

    The Election Commission has delayed the election on Peshawar's PK-78, from where ANP leader Haroon Bilour was contesting. Another party worker, Yaseen Khan, said a deafening explosion rocked the compound as Bilour shook hands with supporters.
    Lakers Announce JaVale McGee Signing

    Lakers Announce JaVale McGee Signing

    James joined the Lakers in a four-year $154million (£116m) deal after opting out of his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers . A news conference with Pelinka has been scheduled for Wednesday in El Segundo .
    U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

    U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

    Johnson and Davis are two of the most prominent proponents of a so-called "hard Brexit", or a clean break with the EU. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister "has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit ".


Most liked

Xiaomi drops in debut as investors question Internet vision
The IPO opened at a price of HK $16.60 (about $2.12 USD) per share which is a fair amount below the original IPO value of HK $17. Enthusiasm for Xiaomi may have waned because investors are holding out for other big Chinese tech IPOs on the horizon, Hong said.

President's pardon of Oregon ranchers sparks concern, jubilation
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. "We hear about the Hammonds".

England fans confident it's coming home ahead of World Cup semi-final
We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass. He's broken out over the last 12 months, especially at the World Cup .

Dramatic photos show the devastating flooding and landslides in Japan
In the Mabi district of Kurashiki, the water left behind a fine yellow silt that has transformed the area into moonscape. Forty-eight residents remain unaccounted-for in Hiroshima Prefecture, and 20 are still missing in Okayama Prefecture.

US hits China with $34B round of tariffs; Beijing strikes back
Importers of American retail goods hit by higher Chinese duties were reluctant to pass the costs on to consumers for now. Hours later, the Foreign Ministry said at a regular press briefing that China had implemented retaliatory tariffs.

This Is 76ers ‘Most Realistic’ Offer For Kawhi Leonard
The Raptors could package one of Kyle Lowry of DeMar DeRozan in a deal for Leonard. Leonard is an attractive piece to add to their roster.

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final
Belgium was attempting to reach their first-ever final after defeating favorite Brazil in the quarterfinals. Where and how to watch the live TV coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 match? "We could easily have frozen".

President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
Republicans and Democrats are at odds over Kavanaugh and with the Senate closely divided, his path to confirmation is treacherous. As a result, Trump found more than twice as many judicial vacancies waiting for him when he entered the White House as Obama did.

Digital Extremes announces Warframe Switch port plan
Warframe is a third person sci-fi shooter, where the warframes are alien armour that now come in 35 different varieties. You play as a member of an ancient race of warriors called the Tenno who are now part of a modern-day war.

Monsoon Threatens Thailand Cave Rescue Operation
Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around in hospital. The boys and their coach had been stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non when they went exploring in the cave after a scrimmage.

Medic, all navy divers out of Thai cave after successful rescue
Payap Maiming, who helped provide food and necessities for rescue workers and journalists, was not in doubt, however. The footballers still awaiting rescue are about another two kilometres further in, at a point very hard to access.

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan arrive in Ireland for 1st official foreign trip
After arriving at Dublin City Airport, Harry and Meghan were due to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Other royal family members present today include the Queen , Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Chelsea FC join West Ham in race to sign 25-year-old
It was confirmed last month that Wilshere would be leaving Arsenal , having spent his entire career there to date, after discussions with new manager Unai Emery .

George Clooney has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Sardinia
According to the site, George was said to be hit by a vehicle which suddenly changed direction at a spot close to a hotel. The driver of the other vehicle tended to Clooney until emergency workers arrived, local outlet La Nuova reported.

United Kingdom mother poisoned with nerve agent Novichok dies
Her partner, Charlie Rowley , who also fell ill after being exposed to Novichok , remains in a critical condition in a hospital. The Guardian previously reported that Sturgess and Rowley resided "barely eight miles" from the site of the Skripal poisoning.