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Trump To Name His Second Supreme Court Pick

11 July 2018, 04:11 | Glen Norman

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Trump's Hollywood critics line up against Kavanaugh

Susan Collins said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has an impressive background for the job. "I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "a superb choice" and said senators would start meeting with him this week.

In essence, Kavanaugh argued that he could not rule on the case because the Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 did not allow judges to rule on the legality of a tax before it was imposed.

But it's as good an idea as I can come up with for a practical strategy that could defeat Kavanaugh.

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has yet to make a public statement regarding its stance on Kavanaugh's nomination. "He clearly is qualified for the job", Collins told reporters on Tuesday when asked whether she faced an easier decision with Kavanaugh than Judge Amy Comey Barrett, who was on the president's short list and is seen as more hostile to reproductive rights.

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Additionally, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) did not offer a statement Monday night as to whether it would oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. Kavanaugh's vetting process will probably take even longer due to the extensive paper trail that he generated during his long legal career thus far, creating a golden opportunity for Senate Democrats to seize upon.

Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman endorsed former classmate Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, in a letter to Senate leaders.

Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of MI, said absent an unexpected change in the composition of the Senate or a scandal, it's likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite any Democratic opposition.

That may have been on Kavanaugh's mind late Monday when the federal judge seemed to go out of his way to praise his "inspiring" wife and "spirited" daughters, and told the story of his mother, a teacher-turned-prosecutor who "overcame barriers" to become a trial judge. Two of Trump's closest advisers on the issue - Federalist Society vice president Leonard Leo and White House counsel Don McGahn - were both reportedly behind picking Kavanaugh.

Similar sentiments were shared by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Jacobs wrote that Kavanaugh's use of the century-and-a-half-old law validated the Obama administration's argument before the Supreme Court that the mandate was legal since it was a tax. I am inclined to take him at his word that he would find a nominee who meets his criteria - but his standards and mine are vastly different on these topics.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey commended Trump on the nomination of Kavanaugh. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written".

"Now, the Senate has a responsibility to fulfill its constitutional duty, serve as a check on this reckless president and reject Brett Kavanaugh's nomination". It is imperative that judges adhere to the Constitution and resist judicial activism.

Senators are trying to frame the debate before Trump's 9 p.m. announcement. Jon Kyl, his guide for the confirmation process. This is one of the most consequential decisions any senator will make, and in evaluating Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, I will thoroughly and thoughtfully research his positions, record, and judicial temperament - but I will do so with some skepticism, because the president has made clear, both on the campaign trail and after being sworn in, the type of Supreme Court Justice he would seek to nominate with regard to important issues like a woman's right to choose, the Affordable Care Act and the limits of executive power.

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