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Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh treasurer of 'Keg City Club'

President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight
Sandy Nunez | 12 July, 2018, 05:56

President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court would give the court a decidedly conservative majority for years to come, experts say, although it's unclear exactly how that ideological shift would play out over time.

In other words, the confirmation hearings already have the makings of being a must-see event. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would likely be the fifth vote on the court to overturn Roe. "I think there's a process we have to go through, our members want to get acquainted with him, they want to meet him, they want to ask him questions".

Is it possible? A red wave coming, to the Senate? If confirmed, he would replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kavanaugh once clerked.

Leslie Proll, the former policy director for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, tweeted that voting rights in particular could be under threat with Kavanaugh on the bench in part based on his response to the Obama Justice Department blocking a voter identification law it found discriminatory.

In terms of its impact on the 2018 midterms, the third scenario, which involves the Senate defeating (or at least delaying) Kavanaugh, looks even worse for Democrats.

The confirmation marathon is expected to drag on for months, and no date has yet been set for hearings.

The editorial board at the Washington Post praised Kavanaugh but cautioned senators in what his confirmation could mean for the Court.

"Judge Kavanaugh's record shows a deep respect for and strict interpretation of the Constitution", said Sen. During confirmation to a lower court, he promised to be deferential to the precedent.

On the other hand, Cornyn said, Trump should be congratulated for nominating somebody whose record is so long that "people can evaluate on their own, fairly".

Ingraham pointed out that prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Sen. John McCain of Arizona. If he gets a "no" vote from all Democrats, he loses seats. That group includes Sen.

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Among their targets are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as Doug Jones of Alabama, who is not up for re-election but represents a conservative state in the Deep South.

But so far, Democrats are holding back. "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".

In the Judiciary Committee in April, she also prompted Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg to contradict himself several times about why the company did not inform tens of millions of users in 2015 that their data had been improperly sold. The two GOP senators also support access to abortion services.

"With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his power to push the Supreme Court into the world of ultra-conservatism", said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

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Murkowski and Collins have been the focus of a concentrated campaign against Kavanaugh by liberal groups and affiliated Democrats.

"Sen. Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens", Booker said then.

The custody battle polarized the Cuban community and all of South Florida, with some believing Elian should not be returned to Fidel Castro's Cuba, while others thought his place was with his father, who had remained in Cuba.

The court majority agreed with EPA that it did not have to consider costs in protecting health and safety. Leipold, an expert in criminal law and procedure, was a consultant, and Kavanaugh was an associate counsel and a co-author of the report laying out the grounds for Clinton's impeachment.