The White House has tried to portray President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as a down-to-earth guy who engages in wholesome activities like watching sports and mentoring kids when he isn't ruling against women's reproductive rights or explaining why the president is above the law. Both of them voted to confirm Kavanaugh in 2006 when he was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Democrats are anxious that Kavanaugh will join with the court's other four conservative members to reverse legalized abortion in the United States.
"I think it will be a very noisy confirmation process", he said.
Tucson lawyer Paul Gattone has practiced as a civil rights attorney for nearly 30 years in the Old Pueblo. They warn that Kavanaugh could be part of majority decisions rolling back women's access to abortion and undoing aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Fourth, senators will also demand to see a treasure trove of documents that may unlock previously hidden aspects of Kavanaugh's views. While Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, and Senate actions taken previous year reduce the threshold for nomination approval to a simple majority, confirmation promises to be a stiff fight.
Manchin, for example, said in a statement about the nomination, "The Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare".More news: Julius Randle reportedly signs two-year, $18 million deal with Pelicans
"I don't think anyone is going to overturn Roe versus Wade". That includes some vulnerable senators in states that voted for Trump in 2016, including Sens.
"That's going to go up to the [nation's highest] court and that's huge", she continued. But he also talked a good game when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current judicial seat, and Kavanaugh was confirmed. The NRA's six million members and tens of millions of supporters who voted for President Trump have ensured that the framers' vision of constitutional freedom will have a strong voice on the court for decades to come.
Amar wrote that each Senate Democrat should pledge "either to vote yes for Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation - or, if voting no, to first publicly name at least two clearly better candidates whom a Republican president might realistically have nominated instead". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position. Casey stated on Monday that he wouldn't support the nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Pennsylvania lawmaker's office.
That's because there are a number of court cases in lower courts right now that touch on the issue of abortion.
Republicans want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court and Democratic leaders like Chuck Schumer are already mobilizing against Kavanaugh.