Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position

A'Supreme show Trump savors big reveal for court choice

A'Supreme show Trump savors big reveal for court choice

President Donald Trump on Monday evening announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Twenty months after the 2016 cataclysm, Nominee Kavanaugh and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch-and there will be another opening for Trump to fill, should Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg falter, God forbid, so late in her ninth decade-not to mention almost two dozen new federal appeals-court judges, are the fruit of Trump's hundredth-of-a-per-cent victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Kavanaugh, 53, now serves as a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to working in the White House Counsel's office under Bush, Kavanaugh also worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation into the death of Clinton aide Vince Foster and the Monica Lewinsky probe that led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Murkowski said, "We've got some due diligence that we've got to do". "But the constant strain through all of the rulings, through all the opinions, through all the writings is an individual who interprets the law and the Constitution as it was written and doesn't legislate from the bench".

In a stunning turn of events, Trump, the ultimate political outsider had managed to settle on a consummate political insider as the most consequential Supreme Court pick in decades. The effort has flooded their respective home zones with anti-Kavanaugh advertisements meant to foment public pressure on the two lawmakers to vote against the nominee.

It took three years before the Senate voted to confirm him for that role, however. "We should evaluate this president's nominee fairly".

Sources said Trump did want to see how trial balloons about Kavanaugh went down in the conservative media echo chamber, and was heartened to see key conservatives like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and writers for Breitbart rally behind him in recent days.

While Pence is adamantly against abortion, he added that neither he nor Trump discussed the case with Kavanaugh during the interview process.

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"When they say they will obey settled law you can't believe it", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday. Though Kennedy was seen as a conservative justice, he was a swing vote on some issues and authored opinions legalizing same-sex marriage and keeping Roe v. Wade intact.

The Democrats have turned their attention to pressuring two Republicans, Sens.

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. GOP leaders, with a slim majority in the Senate, are anxious to have Kavanaugh in place for the start of the court's session in October - and before the November congressional elections.

As of Tuesday night, more than 200 students, staff members and alumni of Yale Law School signed an open letter calling for the institution to rescind its apparent support of Kavanaugh.

Conservatives will focus on moderate Democrats running for re-election in Trump country, such as Indiana's Joe Donnelly, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia's Joe Manchin. I found them qualified to sit on the court.

It's likely to become the most turbulent confirmation fight for a Supreme Court justice in years, with Kavanaugh already being cast as a hero or villain.

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella coalition of more than 200 civil rights organisations in the United States, likened Kavanaugh to Trump, a property tycoon, saying "he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all".

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