"President Trump with the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh has fulfilled two of his campaign promises - first to undo women's reproductive freedom and second to undo the ACA (Affordable Care Act)", Schumer said. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a legal clerk for Justice Kennedy".
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What is nearly certain - and those across the political spectrum agree - is that Kavanaugh's selection will spark a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority and opposition Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from swinging further to the right. Brett's mother Martha Gamble served as a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge from 1995 to 2001.
Prior to being tapped by Trump, some conservatives questioned Kavanaugh's bona fides, and he's controversial with Democrats because of his role in the Starr investigation of Clinton.
As for the right, many will likely back Trump's pick in the hopes of pushing the high court in a conservative direction, but not everyone is pleased.
By keeping Scalia's seat open, McConnell gave Trump a head start in putting his own stamp on the high court, and the president acknowledged as much when Gorsuch was sworn in a year ago. Rand Paul of Kentucky had expressed concerns but tweeted that he looked forward to meeting with Kavanaugh "with an open mind".
Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, so they can approve Trump's nominee without any Democratic support as long as they don't lose more than one vote. The Judicial Crisis Network said Monday night it is launching "Confirm Kavanaugh" - a $1.4 million ad buy on national cable and digital platforms in Alabama as well as Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. The two Democrats cited Kavanaugh's written opinion that a president should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal prosecution while in office in opposing his nomination. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. And-though he claimed to technically live by the creed of his Jesuit high school, "Men for others"-he appeared to also be subtly attempting to reassure Americans that he's not necessarily intent on overturning precedents like Roe v. Wade, which ensures access to abortion".
Kennedy's departure "leaves the court in a calcified state of a hardened left and right with nobody in that middle position", says Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University constitutional law professor. He has written roughly 300 opinions as a judge, authored several law journal articles, regularly taught law school classes and spoken frequently in public. The President introduced me tonight as Judge Kavanaugh. On abortion, Kavanaugh voted in October to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody. "Substantively, a debate continues to bubble about whether a Supreme Court nominee's judicial philosophy is a fair basis for inquiry by the Senate (and for voting against a nomination), or whether the confirmation process should focus only on whether a nominee meets objective criteria pertaining to qualifications, temperament, ethical propriety, and the like", he wrote.
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